HC Deb 09 May 1940 vol 360 c1404
63. Sir H. Williams

asked the Postmaster-General why, at a time when paper is in such short supply, it has been decided to increase the quantity of paper in postage stamps by 20 per cent.?

Captain Waterhouse

I could not see my way to resist the strong public demand for the issue of a special series of postage stamps to mark the important occasion of the centenary of the introduction of the first adhesive postage stamp, and it was not possible to accommodate a suitable design in a stamp of ordinary dimensions. Substantial economies in other directions in the use of paper have been effected by the Post Office.

Mr. R. Gibson

How long is it proposed to continue that issue?