HC Deb 22 July 1954 vol 530 cc141-2W
82. Colonel Gomme-Duncan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the shortage of shillings in Scotland and of the difficulties this creates, particularly in the berry-picking areas; and if he will take steps to provide a greater quantity.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

No. As I pointed out in my reply on 6th April to the hon. Member for Accrington (Mr. H. Hynd), distribution of coins is effected in all districts by the banks, which apply to the Mint for supplies through their head offices. Over 37 million shillings have been issued this year, 7 million of them to Scottish banks.