§ MR. CROMBIE (Kincardineshire)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, considering the confusion arising from the similarity of the florin and half-crown pieces, he will take the opportunity of the proposed issue of new coins to withdraw the latter from circulation.
§ SIR M. HICKS BEACH
It is not proposed to discontinue the coinage of half-crowns, and I do not think such a course would meet with general approval. Consideration, however, will be given to the point whether the designs of the two coins can be made more distinct.