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Bank Notes (Forgeries)

Volume 387: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1943

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can make any statement on the forged bank notes in circulation?

The number of forgeries of Bank of England notes impounded during the last three calendar years was nearly 50 per cent. less than for the preceding three years. During the year 1942 forgeries impounded amounted to about one for every five million notes paid. My hon. Friend can, I think, assume that the number of forged bank notes in circulation throughout the country is insignificant.