§ 33. Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Minister of Technology what action he is taking to ensure that there is adequate British manufactured equipment available when the change is made to the decimal system in 1971.
§ Mr. Fowler
Action to promote arrangements for the adaptation or replacement of equipment is taken by the Decimal Currency Board in accordance with the Decimal Currency Act 1967. In exercising this function the Board are in close touch with all British and other manufacturers and suppliers concerned and there is no reason to doubt that manufacturers in the United Kingdom are preparing to supply the largest possible share of the requirements.