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Two-Pound Coin

Volume 300: debated on Wednesday 5 November 1997

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the delay in introduction of the £2 coin. [13365]

[holding answer 3 November 1997]: The Government have decided to change the launch date of the £2 circulation coin from 3 November 1997 to March 1998 because of a potential problem with the "electronic signature" of the coin in vending and other machines. A further statement will be made when investigative work is completed.