HC Deb 10 November 1927 vol 210 c363

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that in the design of the new silver coinage, while England, Scotland and Ireland are all represented, no recognition is given to Wales; that this omission is causing much disappointment in the Principality; and can he give any explanation to the House as to the reason for the omission and indicate the procedure by which it may be rectified?


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the omission on the new coinage of any recognition of Welsh nationality; whether he is aware that this is viewed with concern by the people of Wales; and whether he will take steps to remedy the omission?


The new designs do not purport to represent particular parts of the United Kingdom. Except as regards the sixpence and three pence on which the oak has been introduced as an Imperial emblem, the new designs are simply based on the Royal Arms and Crest. This is in accordance with long tradition and I see no reason to modify it.