HC Deb 01 July 1937 vol 325 c2149
52. Mr. Leckie

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that orders placed with the Royal Mint before the Coronation for sets of new coins have not been executed yet and may not be delivered for another four months; and whether, to hasten matters, he will suggest to the Mint that they should enlist the help of medallists in the provinces?

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Lieut.-Colonel Colville)

The shortness of the time available since the Accession made it from the first impossible to prepare these collectors' sets simultaneously with the supplies which were urgently required for general circulation, and accordingly all applicants were warned that none could be available until well after the Coronation. Nevertheless a substantial first issue is being made next week and deliveries will be continued weekly hereafter. I regret I cannot adopt the suggestion contained in the last part of my hon. Friend's question.