HC Deb 03 August 1916 vol 85 c503

asked whether a circular embodying the recent Order in Council prohibiting the melting down of sovereigns has been issued to those engaged in the manufacture of jewellery; what is the maximum penalty for breach of the Order; and have instructions been issued to the police to compile a list of those known to have been hitherto engaged in such practices in order that domiciliary visits may be paid to them from time to time?


I think manufacturers have sufficient opportunity to become acquainted with the new Regulation without the issue of a special circular. The maximum penalty for a breach of the Regulation is a fine of £100 or six months' imprisonment or both. I will consider the suggestion in the last part of the question.