HC Deb 07 March 1968 vol 760 c137W
Mr. Webster

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the number of applications to hold gold coins under Statutory Instrument 1966 No. 438 which have been received by the Bank of England each month during 1967; and how many of these have been granted.

Mr. Harold Lever

The following figures relate to the number of applications for collector status:

January 254
February 302
March 195
April 185
May 174
June 134
July 105
August 139
September 191
October 183
November 246
December 130
Total 2,238
1,146 applicants were permitted to retain and add to their collections; 261 applicants were given limited permissions.