asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total weight of metal used per annum for the manufacture of copper coinage; and whether, for purposes of economy as well as for the greater convenience of the general public, he will consider a reduction in the size of penny and halfpenny pieces?
It is not anticipated that the average weight of metal used for bronze coinage will exceed 230 tons annually. With regard to the rest of the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave on the 20th instant to the hon. and gallant Member for Chertsey (Sir P. Richardson).