§ Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the number of sovereigns minted in 1968 and in the first five months of 1969, respectively, and the value of the gold content of a sovereign at the current free market price for gold.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
4,703,000 sovereigns were minted in 1968 and none in the first five months of 1969. On the basis of the sterling equivalent of the London Market price at the morning fixing on 17th June the value of the gold content of a sovereign was £4 1s. 9d.