§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the gap in time between the announcement of the decision to ban krugerrands and the implementation of it.
§ Mrs. Chalker
My right hon. and learned Friend announced the decision to introduce a ban on imports of all gold coins from South Africa in a written reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Richmond and Barnes (Mr. Hanley) on 23 May. The ban came into effect at midnight the same day.