HC Deb 22 June 1948 vol 452 cc1128-9
50. Mr. Donner

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the coins recently issued for public use stain and dirty the fingers to an extent hitherto unknown; and whether, accordingly, he will withdraw these from circulation.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir Stafford Cripps)

The answer to both parts of the Question is, "No, Sir."

Mr. Donner

Is the Chancellor aware of widespread adverse comments on this coinage and that it is no satisfaction to anyone to have a base coinage which merely reflects a debased Government?

Sir S. Cripps

I have no information from any bank or any other institution dealing with this coinage that there has been any complaint.

Mr. Gallacher

If the hon. Member does not like it he can hand it over to me.

Mr. George Jeger

Is the increase of dirt in this connection due to too much money chasing too few ideas?

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