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Coinage (Designation)

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 8 May 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member of 24 May 1979, he has now had time to prepare the necessary legislation for the removal of the word " new " from the coinage as recommended in the report " Decimal Currency in the United Kingdom", Cmnd. 3164, 1966, paragraph 20.

The necessary legislation will be introduced as soon as the parliamentary timetable permits.