HC Deb 01 May 1973 vol 855 c288W
Mr. Simeons

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what evidence he has of the extent of defacement of coins for publicity purposes; and how many prosecutions have taken place for defacement during the past year.

Mr. Nott

This offence is very rare; there have been no prosecutions under Section 4 of the Coinage Offences Act 1936 during the past year.