§ 64. Mr. Awbery
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware of the inconvenience being caused in Bristol owing to the shortage of shillings for gas and electric meters; and if he will take immediate steps to remedy this position.
§ Mr. H. Macmillan
The practice of the Royal Mint is to supply coins in the quantities and denominations asked for by the banks. I am aware that from time to time, especially in cold spells, local shortages of shillings occur. Applications from the banks for coins are met by the Royal Mint as quickly as possible.