14. Mrs. Slater
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to the joint report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association of British Chambers of Commerce on the conversion of coinage to the decimal system.
Does the Chancellor not think that, in view of the very large number of reports which have been issued on this subject over the years and of some of the statements made in the Hodgsor Report on Weights and Measure; Legislation in 1951, at least 194 some steps might be taken towards consulting the Commonwealth on this problem, which will have to 'be faced in the near future?
It is a problem of great importance in the long term, and therefore I think that the Government would welcome most strongly an expression of public opinion on the whole matter.