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Irish Punt (Devaluation)

Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what difficulties have been experienced in Northern Ireland as a result of the devaluation of the Irish punt compared with the £ sterling.

Apart from some initial confusion, the people of Northern Ireland are coping with this problem with their usual ingenuity. If, however, the hon. Member is aware of any serious problems I will arrange to have the matter investigated.