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Tuesday, 8 March 1904

Mr G B EDWARDS (SOUTH SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Prime Minister, upon notice -

Whether there has been any correspondence between the Government and the Imperial authorities or any other body or individual with reference to -

1.   The adoption of a decimal system of currency by the Commonwealth?

2.   The securing by the Commonwealth of some portion of the profits at present derived by the Royal Mints on the coinage of silver and bronze token money ?

3.   The relations of the Commonwealth to the branches of the Royal Mint in the States of the Commonwealth?

4.   The adoption throughout the Empire of the metric system of weights and measures ;

If so, are there any objections to tabling such correspondence for the information of Parliament?

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