§ 13. Colonel WEDGWOOD
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why some other king's head appears on the coins of Palestine instead of that of the King of England; when the change of coinage is to be made; what are to be the names of the new coins; whether the smallest coin will be called a millême or a farthing; and will the inscriptions he in English or Arabic?
§ Mr. AMERY
As regards the first part of the question, the currency at present in use in Palestine is Egyptian currency. This will be replaced by a new Palestine currency as soon as the latter is available, which will probably be by the autumn. The new coins will be the mil, or one thousandth of a Palestine pound, and multiples of the mil. The inscriptions will be in the three official languages of the country, English, Arabic and Hebrew.