HC Deb 14 January 1913 vol 46 cc1887-8
66. Mr. KING

asked whether there have been issued to the end of 1910 in the British Empire 165,744,509 nickel-bronze coins; and whether he will cause inquiry to be made in the various Colonies in which they have currency with a view to deter mining the advantages of nickel-bronze as a metal for coinage issues of a low value?


The nickel-bronze coins to which the hon. Member refers were mostly struck for India, East Africa, and Nigeria. In view of the very different circumstances prevailing in this country my right hon. Friend does not think that any information which would be useful in connection with coinages for the United Kingdom could be derived from an inquiry of the kind suggested. I may perhaps refer the hon. Member to the answer given him on the 9th December last on this subject.