§ 16. Mr. Sydney Chapman
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he remains satisfied with the working of the decimal coinage system since its introduction; and whether he has reached any conclusions in his consideration of possible changes in the numbers, sizes, values and metal contents of the coins.
§ Mr. Chapman
As it costs twice as much to mint £1 worth of 2 new pence 1264 pieces as compared with £1 worth of old sixpences, and there is public demand to keep the old sixpenny coin, will my hon. Friend consider keeping the old sixpence as the new 2½ new pence piece and phasing out the 2 new pence piece rather than vice versa, which is the intention?
§ Mr. Kenneth Lewis
Will my hon. Friend celebrate his appointment to the Treasury by reintroducing a 50p note, which would lighten our pockets?