§ 32. Sir HARRY BRITTAIN
asked the Postmaster-General whether he can give the approximate cost per annum which would be required for the purchase of rights in the obliterating postmark on all letters despatched from this country to the Continent?
§ The ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL (Viscount Wolmer)
The process of stamp cancellation is necessarily performed before letters are sorted according to their destinations, and so it is impossible to confine a particular postmark to letters for particular destinations. I could not, therefore, give the estimate for which my hon. Friend asks.
§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
Will the Noble Lord consider the suggestion to help a national effort, such as the "Come to Britain" movement, in the course of the obliteration of the stamps?
§ Viscount WOLMER
The machine that cancels the stamps on letters is made in America. It is not manufactured in this 1075 country. If it were manufactured in this country my right hon. Friend would purchase it.