Scottish Bank Notes.

Oral Answers to Questions — Post Office. – in the House of Commons on 26th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Kennedy Mr Thomas Kennedy , Kirkcaldy District of Burghs

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that Scottish bank notes presented recently for deposit and in payment of stamps required at the New Road Post Office, Portsmouth, were not accepted; and whether he can explain this difficulty?

Photo of Mr Robert Grimston Mr Robert Grimston , Westbury

The sub-postmaster and the staff at the post office in question are aware of the regulations which provide that, whilst a bank note other than a Bank of England note is not legal tender in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a Scottish bank note must not be refused if there is no reason to doubt that it is genuine. I regret that some misunderstanding appears to have occurred on the occasion to which my right hon. Friend refers and the position has been explained to the complainant concerned.