HC Deb 23 March 1961 vol 637 cc571-2
50. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what means he is testing public opinion on its attitude to decimal currency during the full consideration of this matter by Her Majesty's Government.

Mr. Barber

There are welcome signs of growing interest in this question and I think that public opinion is beginning to reveal itself without any intervention by the Government.

Mr. Langford-Holt

The more delay there is in deciding this question the more costly it becomes. When do the Government intend to make a decision, whichever way it goes, and act upon it?

Mr. Barber

As I said a few weeks ago, my right hon. and learned Friend hopes to make a statement later in the year.