§ SIR W. HARCOURT (Derby)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 901 whether he will state what further measures he proposes to take for the purpose of calling in light gold coin?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
I regret that the state of public business has not allowed me to bring in a Bill to establish a Coinage Fund and to provide for the further calling in of light gold, which I have prepared and which is in draft. The Bill is not controversial, but still I cannot deny that it is one on which it would be impossible to refuse some discussion, and therefore I have not pressed it. But I confidently hope it may be passed in the present financial year, and as its principal proposal would not have come into operation before the 1st of April, I do not think there will be any real loss of time.