HC Deb 07 December 1962 vol 668 c232W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent his authorisation of the adoption of rands and cents as the currency of the Bechuanaland Protectorate was influenced by the economic and financial position of the territory in relation to the Republic of South Africa; to what extent he took into account the connection of the territory with the Rhodesian Federation; and why he authorised the adoption of this currency.

Mr. Sandys

The decision to change the Bechuanaland Protectorate's currency to rands and cents was primarily determined by the territory's special fiancial and economic relations with the Republic of South Africa. The position of the territory in relation to the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland was only of marginal significance in this matter.