HC Deb 11 February 1941 vol 368 cc1235-6W
Sir L. Lyle

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, whether His Majesty's Government has received any information as to the origin and circulation of forged British banknotes in Switzerland?

Captain Crookshank

Reports have recently been received of the circulation of forged Bank of England notes in Switzerland and the matter has been referred to Scotland Yard for investigation. My hon. Friend will appreciate that I am not in a position to make any public statement as to the origin of these forgeries but I should say that the few specimens of forged Bank of England notes which have been received in this country in recent months are all easily recognisable as forgeries.