§ Sir John Wheeler
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the date for the issue of the reduced size 10p piece; and when he expects standard versions of the new £2 currency coin to be available from banks.
§ Mr. Nelson
The new, smaller 10p coin will be issued on 30 September 1992. A £2 coin to commemorate the tercentenary of the Bank of England will be issued during 1994. No decision has been made as to the exact date that the standard version of this coin will be available from banks.