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Coinage (Measurement) Bill


 

Coinage (Measurement) Bill

 
 

EXPLANATORY NOTES

Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Treasury, with the consent of Mark

Lancaster, the Member in charge of the Bill, are published separately as Bill 16—EN.

 
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Coinage (Measurement) Bill

 

 
 

Contents

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Amendment of Coinage Act 1971

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Extent, commencement and short title

 

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Coinage (Measurement) Bill

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A

Bill

To

Make provision about the arrangements for measuring the standard weight of

coins. 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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Amendment of Coinage Act 1971

(1)   

In section 1(6) of the Coinage Act 1971 (measurement of variation from

standard weight)—

(a)   

omit “(other than a gold coin of a denomination mentioned in Schedule

1 to this Act)”, and

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(b)   

for “shall be measured as the average of a sample of not more than one

kilogram of that coin” substitute “shall be measured in accordance with

provision made by proclamation under section 3”.

(2)   

In section 3(1)(cd) of that Act (power to regulate coinage by proclamation) for

“specified in Schedule 1 to this Act for a gold coin of a denomination

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mentioned in that Schedule” substitute “for coins”.

2       

Extent, commencement and short title

(1)   

This Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(2)   

This Act comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with

the day on which it is passed.

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(3)   

This Act may be cited as the Coinage (Measurement) Act 2011.

 

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