Banks: Closures and Shared Banking Hubs - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:07 am on 27 April 2023.

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Photo of Lord Cormack Lord Cormack Conservative 11:07, 27 April 2023

My Lords, legal tender is legal tender. I urge my noble friend to bear in mind that the Government have the opportunity, if they wish, to mandate the use of cash—people can use it when they want. Will she also bear in mind that a lot of people now are being discouraged from writing cheques? Many people like to pay their bills with cheques. All these facilities should remain, certainly for the next two decades.