MINISTER for FINANCE (Mr. Blythe):
I move the following amendment:—
In page 3 in the Schedule, opposite the word “penny,” column 1, to delete in column 2 the figures “145.83838” and substitute in lieu thereof the figures “145.83333.”
The amendment is necessary because of a clerical error in transcribing the figures.
Amendment put and agreed to.
Question put: That the Bill, as amended, be received for final consideration.
Would the Minister say what has been done with regard to the proposal that the nickel coins should be perforated. I would like to know if that has had the consideration of the Minister.
It is having consideration, but with the coins the size it is  proposed to have them, I do not think there is the slightest necessity for perforation. I think the proposal for perforation contemplated that the coins would be more nearly the size of silver coins. That will not be the case. The only time there might be a possibility of confusion is while the existing sixpences are in circulation side by side with the new sixpences, but that would be only for a very short period of, say, two or three months, and I do not think that would call for perforation.
I am glad to know that the matter is having the consideration of the Ministry, because there is a very strong feeling outside that the nickel coins should be perforated.
Question put and agreed to.
Fifth Stage ordered for Wednesday, 17th February, 1926.
The Dáil went into Committee.