HC Deb 26 March 1981 vol 1 cc425-6W
Mr. Wheeler

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in what circumstances the Royal Mint is prepared to countenance the production of replicas of recently demonetised or current coins by private companies; and if he is satisfied that this practice will not give rise to the possibility of offences under the Coinage Offences Act 1936.

Mr. Peter Rees

The Royal Mint is not responsible for enforcing the provisions of the Coinage Offences Act 1936. It would, however, report suspected infringements to the appropriate authorities and in practice draws the attention of those enaged in activities which might contravene the Coinage Offences Act 1936 to its provisions.