§ 40. Mr. Cocks
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider a plan by which married women can give their gold wedding rings to the Government, and receive in exchange a ring of some non-rusting metal and a printed certificate of honour, such exchanges to be made at the post offices?
§ The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Captain Crookshank)
This suggestion has from time to time been made, but my right hon. Friend does not think at the present moment it is necessary to adopt it.
§ Captain Crookshank
I am aware that wedding rings are regarded by women as their most priceless possessions, and it is 821 because of that fact that I want to be quite sure that the sacrifice would be commensurate with the advantages gained.