§ Mr. Hanley
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the old 5p coin will be demonetised following the introduction of the new 5p coin.
§ Mr. Maples
The old 5p coin will be demonetised and cease to be legal tender after 31 December 1990. Although it will not be possible for the general public to spend old 5p coins after that date, it will still be possible to return them by paying them in through the high street banks for a limited period.