HC Deb 17 October 1950 vol 478 cc238-9W
Sir W. Darling

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received for the minting of a coin of the value of one and a half pennies; and if he is favourably considering the proposal.

Mr. Jay

The issue of a 1½d. coin has been suggested from time to time, but the proposal has always been, and still is, considered to be impracticable. The process of minting and distributing a new coin in sufficient numbers to permit its free use is a very large and lengthy operation. It is doubtful if it would be generally convenient to increase the present number of denominations of coin.