HC Deb 16 May 1918 vol 106 cc558-9W

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware that there is considerable local feeling in German East Africa owing to the use by the British Government of German gold and silver coinage for the payment of British and Indian troops in that country; whether he will consult with the Governments of British East Africa and India as to whether it is possible to provide currency from those countries to replace the German coinage and notes now in use; and, if that is not possible at the present time, he will direct that all German coinage passing through local treasuries and Banks shall before reissue be stamped with G.R. on the face of each coin and that all German notes shall be surcharged in the same manner?


I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answers which I gave to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for East Antrim on the 2nd and 9th of this month, respectively.