§ 84. Mr. GINNELL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the proportion of base metal used in minting the coinage of the United Kingdom before the War and now, respectively; and whether the present proportion is the same in coins intended for home use and in those intended for use abroad?
§ Mr. McKENNA
There has been no change in the proportion of alloy used in the coinage of the United Kingdom, and no distinction is made between coins of the United Kingdom issued at home and coins of the United Kingdom sent abroad.