HC Deb 14 April 1920 vol 127 c1682

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the shortage of copper coins in certain districts; whether he is aware of the hindrance to trade amongst small shopkeepers this causes; whether he can instruct the Mint to issue more copper coinage; and can he state if there has been any increased issue of the same during recent months?


Special steps have been taken to increase the output of copper coin, which reached a value of over £460,000 in the last nine months as against a yearly average of £179,000 only in the 15 years ended December, 1915.