§ 61. Sir GODFREY BARING
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that since the gold coinage was withdrawn from circulation gold cigarette cases, purses, and cases for Treasury notes have been made and sold, and that gold medals commemorative of the Prime Minister's premiership, bearing the portrait of the Prime Minister, have been struck and advertised for sale; whether he has sanctioned this use of gold; and whether he proposes to allow its continuance?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The melting of sovereigns and the import of gold except under Government control have been prohibited; but, having regard to these restrictions, I have not so far found it necessary to take steps to control the use of uncoined gold in thecountry.