§ 59. Sir HARRY BR1TTAIN
asked the Prime Minister whether the Government would consider making a specific demand, with penalty for non-observance, of all sovereigns and half-sovereigns which are still in private possession?
I do not think it would be desirable to adopt this suggestion, which would require special legislation.
§ Major O'NEILL
Have the Government any means of estimating the quantity of these coins held by the public in this country?
I do not think we have any means of estimating the quantity with any sort of accuracy, but I do not think it would represent a very large sum.
§ Mr. HOLMES
Have not the joint stock banks been made to pay considerable sums in gold to the Bank of England from their own resources?