§ 36. Captain Sir Peter Macdonald
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what negotiations for a unified decimal currency for the West Indies are taking 1995 place; what recommendations have been received; and whether any decision has yet been reached.
§ Mr. George Hall
A conference held in Barbados in May between representatives of the Colonies in the Eastern Group of the West Indies recommended that a uniform decimal currency should be introduced for British Guiana, Trinidad, Barbados, the Leeward Islands and the Windward Islands, the chief unit being the existing British West Indian dollar. I have not yet received a full report of this conference, the recommendations of which will be examined by the Colonial Governments concerned and by His Majesty's Government before any decision is made.
§ Sir P. Macdonald
Does the Minister think that it will be possible to extend it to other Colonies in the West Indian group if the system is adopted?