HC Deb 27 April 1984 vol 58 c612W
Mr. Harry Greenway

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to withdraw all current £50 notes and arrange the issue of a new design forthwith; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ian Stewart

No. I have no reason at this stage to believe that the scale of the problem of £50 counterfeit notes warrants withdrawing the total circulation of this denomination.