The Rt. Hon. Sir John Major KG CH

Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 1990-1997

1990Chancellor (1989-1990)

Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Commemorative Coins – 25 July 1990

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Commemorative Coins on 25th July 1990.

Mr. Hanley To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if Her Majesty’s Government plan to issue any new commemorative coins.

Mr. Major Her Majesty the Queen has been graciously pleased to approve my recommendation that a 50p coin be issued featuring a special commemorative design to celebrate Britain’s presidency of the Council of Ministers in 1992 and the single European market. In addition to circulating versions of the coin, collectors’ version will be issued in base metal, silver and gold.