HC Deb 09 January 1996 vol 269 c107W
Mr. John D. Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what consultations he had with(a) the Royal Mint and (b) other interested parties about the design of the new Northern Ireland 1966 £1 coin; and if he will make a statement. [7762]

Sir Patrick Mayhew

In 1993, the Royal Mint advisory committee recommended a design for the Northern Ireland £1 coin featuring the Celtic cross and a torc. I was consulted at that time about the proposed design and agreed that the design was acceptable. No other parties were involved in the decision-making process.