asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that gold coins have been struck in previous reigns since the fourteenth century, and that sets of gold coins have commemorated previous coronations; and whether the Royal Mint will issue a limited number of such sets on the occasion of next year's Coronation.
May I ask my hon. Friend whether he personally agrees that it is desirable, if it is at all possible, to maintain the long traditions of the British gold coinage, especially as many of the coins will earn dollars?
Is my hon. Friend aware that there is great public interest, as well as interest in this House, in the question of the design of new coinage, and will he take steps to associate this House in some way with that matter?