§ 4. Mr. Driberg
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has now considered further the desirability of issuing a small five-shilling piece of silver; and if he will make a statement.
§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. Selwyn Lloyd)
I have nothing to add to the reply given to the hon. Member on 31st May.
§ Mr. Driberg
May I ask the right hon. and learned Gentleman, as Master of 178 the Mint—which I believe he is—whether he is aware that this proposal was made publicly some time ago by his Deputy-Master and that in his annual report, issued today, the Deputy-Master is able to say that it was "well received"—by everybody except the right hon. and learned Gentleman and his predecessor? What is the reason for the delay?