§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why numismatists with a limited licence to buy gold coins cannot buy such coins directly from the Mint so that profits could accrue to the Treasury.
§ Mr. Higgins
All mintings of sovereigns by the Royal Mint in recent years have been on behalf of the Exchange Equalisation Account. The present arrangements for their disposal do ensure that profits accrue to the Treasury.