§ Mr. Mather
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection when he intends to make provision for the testing of the new De La Rue note acceptor machinery consequent upon the reduction in the size of the pound note.
§ Mr. John Fraser
The examination of a currency note validator to interwork with an approved pattern of weighing or measuring equipment is regarded as a modification to the approved pattern and as such it is conducted without undue delay on the part of the Department. For reasons of commercial confidentiality, however, I cannot make public, information on the progress of particular submissions.