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96

THE BRITISH EMPIRE: — UNITED KINGDOM

Year

Gold Money issued

Silver Money issued

Bronze

Money issued

British Gold Coin

British Silver Coin

Imported

Exported

Imported Exported

1878 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897

£ 2,265,100 9,266,251 5,678,100 3,810,636 4,808,860 1,778,437

£

567,328 1,008,971

942,856 1,196,168 1,235,161

982,001

£ 39,205 46,664 33,485 40,995 122,860 107,230

£ 6,566,001 9,405,544 8,259,775 8,936,391 6,867,592 13,708,376

£ 3,544,882 7,168,665 2,715,468 12,778,259 4,921,816 7,356,901

£ £ 151,139 184,494 173,916 354,889 200,944 277,850 165,216 408,231 119,6491 412,624 136,722 283,651

There is no State bank in the United Kingdom, but the Bank of England, the Bank of Scotland, and the Bank of Ireland have royal charters, and the first and the last lend money to the Government. The following are some statistics of the Bank of England for December of the years stated :—

Year

Issue Department

Banking Department

1

Capital

Deposits

Notes in Coin in

Securities Bullion

and

and

Securities

the ' Re- the ' Re-

' Best '

Post Bills

serve'

serve '

£1,000

£1,000

£1,000

£1,000

£1,000

£1,000

£1,000

£1,000

1844

28,152

14,000

14,152

17,664

16,391

24,304

8,960

791

1864

28,036

14,650

13,386

17,910

22,078

30,611

8,663

714

1874

35,784

15,000

20,784

17,646

26,761

34,056

9,642

709

1884

35,562

15,750

19,812

17,669

34,206

40,467

10,525

883

1894

47,065

16,800

30,265

17,720

37,223

31,272

21,389

2,282

1896

48,935

16,800

32,135

17,745

54,866

48,316

22,271^

2,024

1897

45,462

16,800

28,662

17,709

46,623

44,296

17,914

2,122

1898

44,225

16,800

27,425 1

17,690 43,502

42,361

16,919

1,913

The following are some statistics of the joint-stock banks (including the national banks) of England, Scotland, and Ireland for June 30 of the y^'^rs stated : —

1894

1895

£1,000

485,277 144,163

1896

1897

1898

England and "Wales : — Deposits

Cash in hand and at call Reserve Notes in Bank

£1,000

445,158 132,999

£1,000

564,538 173,892

£1,000

565,006 160,881

£1,000

596,794 170,082

of England Scotland : —

28,220

25,983

36,552

23,037

24,695

Deposits Notes

Cash and at call , Ireland : —

92,091

6,553

21,005

93,489

6,733

22,165

94,338

7,275

21,938

95,882

7,370

22,452

96,617

7,486

22,448

Deposits

Notes ....

Cash and at call .

41,670

5,812

10,051

43,613

5,830

10,642

45,566

5,907

10,214

45,580 5,795 8,921

46,083 5,657 8,571