HC Deb 15 May 1952 vol 500 c1610
21. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will recommend that, as far as practicable, the Welsh symbol shall be incorporated in the design of any new coins, as it has been on stamps of the realm.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has already received representations, which have been passed on to the Royal Mint Advisory Committee, that a Welsh national emblem should be shown among the designs for the reverses of the new coinage. I have no doubt that the Committee will give careful consideration to these representations.

Mr. Freeman

While thanking the hon. Gentleman for that answer, may I ask him whether he is aware that the people of Wales regard such measures as the only method of receiving equal consideration, which they regard as equally important as the question of equal pay?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I and my right hon. Friend have great sympathy with the national feeling of all the peoples concerned.

Mr. Godfrey Nicholson

Why all this circumlocution about the Welsh national emblem? May we be told what it is?