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Volume 894: debated on Tuesday 24 June 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what denominations of coin are currently in short supply; what arrangements the Royal Mint are making to increase production of coins, particularly 10p pieces; and what representations have been received about supply difficulties.

Demand for 50p and 10p coins has been unusually high recently and the Royal Mint has been unable to meet all the banks' needs in full. Production of both denominations has accordingly been increased. The Treasury has received two representations this year on this subject.