§ 53. Sir CHARLES OMAN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is taking any measures for the withdrawal, through the banks or otherwise, of the discoloured silver coinage of the years 1922, 1923, and 1924, some pieces of which are now occasionally refused, when tendered by the public, owing to their resemblance to forged money?
§ Mr. P. SNOWDEN
The position remains as described in my reply to the hon. Member on 24th July, 1929, a copy of which I am sending to him.
§ Sir C. OMAN
Is the right hon. Gentleman ass are that, owing to the increasing wear of these coins, they are getting increasingly unable to be distinguished from forgeries, and that public time is being wasted by such persons as booking clerks and omnibus conductors having to make long inspections of these disreputable pieces?