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Government Trading Funds Act 1973

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7The Mint

(1)For purposes of this Act the Chancellor of the Exchequer is to be regarded as the Minister responsible for the administration of the Mint; and this Act, so far as it requires the concurrence of the Treasury for the making of orders, or for anything to be done under or for the purposes of section 2 or 4, does not apply to him as responsible Minister in relation to the Mint.

(2)In section 4 of the Coinage Act 1971 (which relates to the constitution and functions of the Mint), the following shall be substituted for subsection (2)—

(2)There shall be a deputy master of the Mint, appointed by the Treasury

and subsections (3) and (4) are hereby repealed; and subsections (6) and (7) (expenses and receipts) shall not have effect for so long as any operations of the Mint are financed by means of a trading fund.;

(3)Section 5 of the said Act of 1971 (coining of bullion taken to the Mint) is hereby repealed.

(4)In section 9(1) of the said Act of 1971 (prohibition of coins and tokens not issued by authority) for the words " by or with the authority of the Mint" there shall be substituted the words

with the authority of the Treasury.

(5)Notwithstanding anything in the enactments relating to the assay of gold and silver plate, the Mint may make a reasonable charge for any work done at the Mint in accordance with those enactments. This subsection is hereby repealed as from 1st January 1975 (the date of the coming into force of superseding provisions of the Hallmarking Act 1973); and section 38(2) of the Interpretation Act 1889 shall apply to this repeal as if this subsection had been repealed by another Act.

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