§ 51. Sir MAURICE DOCKRELL
asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that there is some confusion in the public mind as to whether the l½d. postage 1454 stamp is or is not a valid receipt stamp; and will he have printed across the 2d. stamp receipt or postage, thus differentiating it from stamps of the other denominations as the stamp alone usable for acknowledgment of £2 or over?
§ Mr. KELLAWAY
I am not aware that there is any general misapprehension on this point. The l½d. stamp, like all other postage stamps up to 1s., is inscribed "Postage" "Revenue" and is available in conjunction with a halfpenny stamp for payment of receipt duty. This arrangement is designed to meet the public convenience, which would not be promoted by the restriction which the hon. Member suggests.
§ Sir M. DOCKRELL
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the words "Postage" and "Revenue" are printed in such microscopic characters that not one person in a hundred understands anything about it; and does he refuse to make it clear by printing across it the word "receipt" in order to show that it-is the only stamp to be used for that purpose?