HC Deb 18 June 1952 vol 502 c1173
6. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General whether he will issue 5s. books of stamps containing six each of ½d., 1d., 1½.d. and 2d. and 12 2½d. stamps, in view of the general demand for 1½d. and 2d. stamps by the public.

Mr. Gammans

The composition of the 5s. books. which now contain stamps at ½d., 1d., 1½d. and 2½d., was changed as recently as March last after consultation with the Post Office Advisory Council, and I do not think a second alteration is warranted at this juncture. The hon. Member's proposal will, however, be borne in mind.

Mr. Freeman

Is it not a fact that practically everybody uses a 2d. stamp every day of their lives, because it is compulsory to use them on receipts and written postcards; and would not 2d. stamps in this book be a very great convenience, and save using two stamps at greater expense to the Post Office and great inconvenience to the public?

Mr. Gammans

There has not been any complaint on a large scale. We sell a million of these books a week; only 38 people have written in complaining and of the 38 only eight support the hon. Gentleman's contention.