HC Deb 28 July 1960 vol 627 cc180-1W
85. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the several inquiries made by the County Councils Association and other commercial and trade organisations which have reported in favour of a change to a decimal currency system; and whether he will now recommend the appointment of a Royal Commission to consider the matter, in view of its increasing urgency.

Mr. Barber

I am aware that a number of representative organisations have recently expressed support in principle for a decimal system of coinage. But I still have nothing to add to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave my hon. Friend the Member for Cleveland (Mr. Proudfoot) on 31st May.