HC Deb 23 November 1949 vol 470 cc331-2
3. Dr. Segal

asked the Postmaster-General how far new issues of postage stamps are contemplated for 1950.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

I have no special issue of stamps in 1950 under consideration at present.

Dr. Segal

Would it not be a graceful act to commemorate the forthcoming State visit of the French President by the issue of a special stamp as was done by the French Government on the occasion of the last Royal visit to the French capital?

Mr. Mikardo

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind the possibility of a commemorative issue of stamps on the occasion of the Festival of Britain in 1951?

Mr. Paling

We have these things in mind.

Brigadier Medlicott

Regarding future issues, would my right hon. Friend consider arranging for one artist to do the whole series of stamps instead of giving the individual stamps to different artists and thus producing a rather curious assortment of designs?

Mr. Paling

That might possibly create more trouble still.