HC Deb 06 April 1939 vol 345 cc2982-3
57. Mr. Leonard

asked the Postmaster-General whether his Department has yet received, through the International Union or otherwise, a listing catalogue showing the new stamps of Greater Germany and, including as such, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Memel, and Danzig; and what was the date of issue of such catalogue?

The Postmaster-General (Major Tryon)

Information was contained in a circular letter dated 20th April, 1938, from the International Bureau of the Postal Union at Berne, regarding a stamp stated to have been issued by Germany on the occasion of the plebiscite of 10th April on the union of Austria and Germany; and in a further circular letter dated 22nd December, 1938, regarding two stamps stated to have been issued by Germany in commemoration of the in-corporation of Sudeten German territory. The notifications in each case were issued some time after the events to which the-stamps relate. No further information has been received.

Mr. Mander

Is there any foundation for the statement that Germany has issued stamps showing Danzig incorporated in the Reich?

Major Tryon

I have had no information whatever to that effect, but clearly that does not arise from the question.

Mr. Leonard

Will matters of this kind be taken into account as an indication of Germany's intentions in the future and be given recognition by the Government?