§ 48. Captain ERSKINE-BOLST
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, 1693 in view of the slight fluctuations in the price of bread which are likely under the quota system, he will arrange for additional farthings to be coined and put into circulation, so that retailers may be enabled to charge actual prices?
No, Sir. I see no reason to suppose that there will be more numerous fluctuations in the price of the loaf under the wheat quota scheme than there are at present. Moreover, there appears to be no special demand for farthings at times when the price of the 2 lb. loaf involves an odd farthing, as it frequently does under present conditions.