HC Deb 22 December 1812 vol 24 c346
Mr. Hudson Gurney

asked, whether it was the intention of ministers to press the provisions of the Local Token Act, and thereby to inconvenience the country in the present scarcity of silver, and the comparatively limited distribution of Bank Tokens?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

repeated the statement which he said he had submitted to the House in the course of the discussions upon the Gold Coin Bill, namely, that although he fully approved of the principle of the Local Token Act, it was intended to postpone the operation of that principle for some months, be thought until about Midsummer, in order that measures might be taken in the interim to ensure a more liberal supply of Bank Tokens.

Adjourned to the 2d of February, 1813.