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Shillings, Accrington (Shortage)

Volume 526: debated on Tuesday 6 April 1954

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the shortage of shillings in Accrington, due to the introduction of shilling-in-the-slot meters; and what he will do to help in this matter.

I have had no specific complaint about shortages in Accrington. As I pointed out in my reply on 18th February to the hon. Members for The Wrekin (Mr. I. O. Thomas) and Newport (Mr. Peter Freeman), distribution of coins to particular areas is effected through the branches of the banks concerned, which apply to the Mint for supplies through their head offices.