HC Deb 15 May 1935 vol 301 c1696

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the intention, announced by him in February, 1934, of demonetising the gold dollar of the United States of America as legal tender in the British West Indies, British Honduras, and British Guiana, has yet been carried into effect.


The proposal to demonetise the gold dollar of the United States of America in the West Indies and British Guiana has not yet been put into offect, as doubt has arisen as to the effect of such action in those parts of British Guiana where the coin still remains in circulation. Action will be taken as soon as it is decided whether British Guiana should be included. As explained in the reply to my hon. and gallant Friend on the 8th February, 1934, British Honduras is in a special position, and it is not proposed at present to demonetise the United States gold dollar there.