HC Deb 20 May 1953 vol 515 c2054
31. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General when it is proposed to sell 1s. books of stamps through special machines for this purpose; when these smaller books will also be on sale over the counter; when and at which post offices they will be available; and if he will ensure that Newport is included in this list.

Mr. Gammans

Experimental machines for selling 1s. booklets of stamps are already on trial at a number of offices throughout the country and one will be installed at Newport Head Office when the present reconstruction work is completed. We do not at present intend selling these booklets at counters, but this and other questions arising out of the experiment are being considered and I will make a further statement in due course.

Mr. Freeman

Will the new books of stamps contain the new reign stamps, with pictures of the Queen?

Mr. Gammans

Yes, they will.