Nickel Coinage.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 13th July 1922.

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Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

44 and 45.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what would be the saving per annum if nickel coinage of convenient size, comparable with that used in Belgium and France, was issued in place of the present halfpenny, penny, and threepenny piece;

(2) whether, seeing that, by the reduction of the size of copper coinage by half, he would not only save a sum of roughly £40,000 per annum, but at the same time give the public a form of coinage more convenient to handle, he will reconsider the question?