HC Deb 29 April 1913 vol 52 cc988-9
39. Mr. F. HALL

asked if the right hon. Gentleman has received a communication from Members, representing all parties in the House, that the issue of 6d. and 7d. insurance stamps in a similar book-form to ½d. and 1d. postage stamps would be a public convenience; and, if so, whether he can see his way to accede to the request?


A certain number of letters have been received from members advocating the issue of insurance stamps in book form, but there has at present been no such demand from employers as to indicate the likelihood of anything but a very limited sale, and considerable extra work would be thrown upon post offices. I am, however, prepared to communicate with my right hon. Friend the Postmaster-General on the subject.


This question does not affect large employers of labour, because they are able to purchase large quantities in book form. It does, however, affect the small employers of labour, and it would be a great convenience to them.


Certainly, if hon. Members have reason to know that this would be a great convenience to any body of employers, I shall be very pleased to consider it.