§ 52. Mr. Mander
asked the Postmaster-General whether, before new stamps are issued in the present reign, the advice of the Royal Fine Art Commission will be taken?
§ The Assistant Postmaster-General (Sir Walter Womersley)
I will bear this suggestion in mind, but the hon. Member will doubtless appreciate that if new stamps are to be issued by the Coronation, there is very little time available.
§ Mr. Maxton
Would it not be appropriate that the design of our stamps and coinage should not have the picture of a person as their central idea?
§ Mr. Mander
Would it take the Royal Fine Art Commission very long to look at any proposals that were brought forward?
§ Lieut.-Commander Fletcher
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that exactly the same reply was given before the House rose for the Christmas Recess, and, as time is the essence of the matter, why is there so much delay?
§ Sir W. Womersley
We have recently consulted the Fine Art Commission on the general question of stamp design.