HC Deb 17 July 1991 vol 195 cc182-3W
Mr. Adley

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has any plans to phase out the 1p piece.

Mr. Maples

No. However, as already announced, from September 1992 1p and 2p coins will be issued in copper-plated steel instead of traditional bronze. The new coins will have the same weight and diameter as the existing versions. The new and old coins will circulate together.

Entitlements for 1991–92 cash limits resulting from the carryover of capital underspends
Class Vote Department Description Amount (£000s)
II 1 Foreign and Commonwealth Office Overseas representation. 5,674
II 3 Foreign and Commonwealth Office External broadcasting and monitoring. 1,181
III 2 Intervention Board-Executive Agency Administration. 306
III 4 Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Other agricultural and food services and support for the fishing industry. 2,000
III 5 Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Departmental research, advisory services and administration. 793
IV 2 Department of Trade and Industry Support for industry, international trade, statutory and regulatory work, consumer protection and administration. 4,346
IV 9 Office of Telecommunications Office of Telecommunications. 341
VI 1 Department of Employment Training and enterprise programmes. 2,000
VII 2 Department of Transport Administration and transport services. 735
VII 4 Department of Transport Driver and vehicle licensing. 74
VIII 5 Department of the Environment Central environmental services, etc. 903
VIII 6 Department of the Environment Royal palaces, royal parks, historic buildings, ancient monuments and the national heritage. 1,048
VIII 7 Property Holdings1 Civil accommodation services and administration, etc. 1
VIII 12 Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey. 1,348
IX 2 Home Office Prisons, England and Wales. 3,949
IX 3 Home Office Administration, immigration and police support services, England and Wales. 2,000
X 11 HM Land Registry2 HM Land Registry. 1
X 12 Public Record Office Public Record Office. 880
X 13 Crown Office Administration. 447
XI 1 Department of Education and Science Schools, research and miscellaneous services. 6,085
XI 2 Department of Education and Science Higher and further education. 2,688
XI 4 Department of Education and Science Administration. 2,000
XII 3 Office of Arts and Libraries Libraries. 221
XIII 1 Department of Health Hospital and community health services, family practitioner services (part) and other services, England. 31,480
XIV 4 Department of Social Security Administration and miscellaneous services. 3,718