§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that public telephone boxes are now out of action due to badly minted and faulty 2p coins jamming the slots of the telephone boxes; how and why such faulty coins were allowed to be distributed; where they were made; how many of such coins have been returned or stoppetd due to faults in production; what is the cause of these defective coins being produced; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Higgins
For the first time on a large scale newly minted coins are being used in new coin slots. Jamming has occurred on a few occasions with coins near the upper limit of manufacturing tolerances. The coins are neither badly minted nor faulty.
GINI COEFFICIENTS OF INEQUALITY WEIGHTED AVERAGES FOR SIX TYPES OF HOUSEHOLD* Percentages 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 Original income 31 31 33 32 30 31 31 32 33 Income after redistribution 25 24 26 26 23 24 24 25 25 * Households consisting of: 1 adult and 2 adults with 0–4 children, but excluding pensioner households, so defined if at least three-quarters of their household income is derived from national insurance retirement and similar pensions and/or benefits paid in supplementation.