HC Deb 24 June 1943 vol 390 c1317
64. Mr. Bossom

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider having it made an indictable offence for accounts of over £50 to be paid in £1 notes, in order to make more difficult the black-market transactions which are handled by this means?

67. Mr. George Griffiths

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will consider the advisability of making it compulsory to pay through a bank by cheque any sum of money in settlement of an account exceeding, approximately, £10, and that any payment not made through a bank exceeding the specified amount be rendered illegal, in order that a closer supervision may be kept on black-market activities, and for income tax assessments?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir Kingsley Wood)

As I have stated on previous occasions, legislation of the kind which my hon. Friends propose, could not, I fear, be made effective.