§ Mr. W. BROWN
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reply has been made to the application received from the British Empire Union for medals to com- 594W memorate the forthcoming Empire Day to be struck at the Mint to the order of the British Empire Union; and whether medals have been struck for distribution gratis to the children in the public elementary schools?
§ Mr. P. SNOWDEN
I understand that the order for medals placed with the Royal Mint by the Empire Union has been executed. These medals are struck by the Mint as a commercial transaction. The price represents a fair profit to the Mint. I have no knowledge of the arrangements for the distribution by the union of the medals.