HC Deb 28 July 1960 vol 627 cc1856-7
38. Mr. Dempsey

asked the Minister of Education if he will make arrangements in English and Welsh schools, whereby schoolchildren will be informed that Scottish bank notes are an acceptable medium of exchange throughout the United Kingdom.

Sir D. Eccles

I hardly think this is a matter Which calls for a directive from me.

Mr. Dempsey

Is the Minister aware that the Scottish banknote is treated with regrettable suspicion by youthful shop assistants in this part of the country, much to the embarrassment of othe user, incidentally? Does he not realise that, by giving this training in schools in England and Wales, he will train future generations to respect the legitimacy of this currency?

Sir D. Eccles

I was not aware of that, but I am sure that the hon. Member's Question will be widely noted.

Mr. John Hall

Would not this problem be overcome if the Scottish banks ceased to issue notes?

Mr. Chetwynd

Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us how English and Welsh children are to get hold of these notes?

Sir D. Eccles

Not without notice.