asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state the names of the 25 persons who were successful in the draw for the 25 gold £50 pieces struck by the Royal Mint in connection with the Jubilee; and what is the objection to striking a further quantity of these coins in view of the demand?
A list of the names will be circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT. These gold pieces are not coins, as my hon. Friend seems to think, but pattern pieces of no nominal value as currency, a limited number of which were struck with particular care for the benefit of collectors. To increase the supply now, after the allotment has taken place, would constitute a departure from the conditions under which collectors were publicly invited to apply for the original issue.
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the British Museum or any other of the national collections have received any of these gold pieces?
Not without notice.
Will the hon. Gentleman put one of them in the Library, so that we can look at it?
Following is the list of names:.
Mrs. Grindey, Stoke-on-Trent.
Gilbert Beale, Esq., Teddington.
Colonel Hugh Knowles, London, W.2.
Doughty, Esq., Bow, E.3.
Webber, Esq., Highgate, N.6.
N. K. Shelmerdine, Esq., Macclesfield.
H. E. A. Fleming, Esq., Shanklin, I.W.
L. P. Argenti, Esq., London, E.C.2.
P. J. Richardson, Esq., London, E.C.3.
A. M. Searle, Esq., North Finchley, N.12.
H. W. Joslin, Esq., Uckfield, Sussex, David Goldblatt, Esq., Shootup Hill, N.W.3.
N. B. Kark, Esq., London, W.C.2.
C. H. R. Robertson, Esq., London, S. W.1.
Miss M. Morgan, London, S. W.1.
G. W. Dreyer, Esq., Edinburgh.
A. Gosschalk, Esq., Hampstead, N.W.6.
L. C. Liddell, Esq., Ringwood, Hants.
Mrs. Layton, Wallington, Surrey.
Miss Singleton, Littleborough, Lancs.
Arthur Johnson, Esq., West Bridgford, Nottingham.
Mrs. Hindley, Blacko, Nelson.
G. G. Exner, Esq., London, W.1.
Mrs. Swain, Brighton.
G. Lawrence, Esq., Dumbarton.