HC Deb 01 November 1956 vol 558 c1601
32. Mr. R. Harris

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give further consideration to the introduction of a decimal currency system in this country as a necessary prerequisite to Great Britain's successful participation in a European common market.

Sir E. Boyle

No, Sir. My right hon. Friend does not consider that a decimal currency system is in any way necessary for the successful participation of this country in a European common market.

Mr. Harris

Nevertheless, would it not be of tremendous advantage in many other respects to the nation, and would it not help many people in other countries to do their trade with this country?

Sir E, Boyle

No; I disagree with my hon. Friend. I think there is much more to be said for a duo-decimal system of accounting.