HC Deb 20 July 1899 vol 74 c1374
MR. HOGAN (Tipperary, Mid.)

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the suggestion of the Sydney bankers, referred to at page 28 of the recently published Annual Report of the Master of the Mint, that a gold tradeingot should be issued from the Royal Mint in order to stop the wasteful practice of melting down Australian coined sovereigns, has yet been carried into effect.


I am awaiting reports which have been called for from the branch mints in Australia before coming to a decision upon the subject of this suggestion.