§ 9. Mr. David Steel
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will issue directions to Government Departments to ensure that Scottish banknotes tendered to them enjoy the same status as their English equivalents.
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
Although Scottish banknotes are not legal tender in any part of the United Kingdom we are taking steps to inform Government Departments that they should be accepted.
§ Mr. Steel
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the last part of that answer will be warmly accepted? Will he assure us that there will be no incidents similar to those which have occurred in the Passport Office in recent weeks, which have been put right by the Foreign Secretary recently, and that all Government Departments will accept these notes, whether or not they have legal significance?
§ Mr. Rankin
On a point of order. I want to be assured that when we reach Question No. 45—assuming that we do—I will not be told——
Order. Would the hon. Gentleman please raise his point of order at the end of Question Time?