HC Deb 15 April 1969 vol 781 cc969-72
21. Mr. Gurden

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that thousands of medallions made in precious metals, including gold, are on sale for export which have been minted in Great Britain, commissioned by the Government of Anguilla commemorating its independence in 1968; and why he has given authority for the export of this precious metal.

Mr. Harold Lever

No authority has been given for these medallions to be manufactured in gold in the United Kingdom. The use of other metals for manufactures of this kind is not subject to restriction.

Mr. Gurden

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that Mr. Lee said that there was Government approval for the manufacture of this mark of Anguilla's independence?

Mr. Lever

If the hon. Member is referring to approval for a gold medal to be struck, the answer is that no such approval has been or will be given.