114 and 115. Mr. W. T. Williams
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what representations he has received, and from whom, regarding the decimalisation of the British currency; and if he will make a further statement on Government policy following these representations;
(2) what percentage of the representations from trade, commerce, distribution and trade unions is in favour of and what percentage is opposed to the Government's proposals for decimalisation of the currency.
§ Mr. Callaghan
There have been relatively few representations made on this issue, but nearly all of them are strongly in favour of decimalisation. Representations on the choice of system, compensation, coinage and the Decimal Currency Board have been received from industrial, commercial and consumer interests, trade unions, political organisations and the general public. Of those from trade, commerce, distribution and trade unions, 22 out of 25 favour a 10s. major unit.