HC Deb 03 November 1970 vol 805 c318W
74. Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered Newsletter No. 21 issued by the Decimal Currency Board which indicates that the 6d. is to be replaced and is unlikely to be used by shopkeepers; and, in view of the Government's decision to consider the future of the 6d. in due course, if he will give a direction to the Decimal Currency Board to cease issuing documents which condition the public and shopkeepers to the disappearance of the 6d. and prejudice the issue.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

The Government's policy is that the 6d. will remain legal tender for at least two years after Decimal Day. Its future thereafter will fall to be decided in the light of public demand for it; meanwhile the Decimal Currency Board have a statutory duty to furnish factual information and advice on decimalisation.