HC Deb 17 May 1966 vol 728 cc1115-6
34. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in view of the similarity in format between £1 notes, £5 notes and £10 notes, if he will direct the Bank of England to differentiate them respectively in size and colour.

Mr. Callaghan

Current Bank of England £1, £5 and £10 notes are already differentiated in both size and colour.

Mr. Hughes

Does the Chancellor realise that even in these affluent days one does not want to make the mistake of giving away a "fiver" or a "tenner" for a "one-er", which is very easily done, having regard to their similarity, and will he, therefore, change the form of these notes in order to prevent such unfortunate error?

Mr. Callaghan

I never expected to live to hear a Scottish Member say that it was easy to give away a £5 note instead of a £1 note.

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