HC Deb 14 March 1956 vol 550 c367
28. Major Anstruther-Gray

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been drawn to the need for postage stamps of 3½d. and 4½d. to obviate the need to use more than one stamp for packages over four ounces with consequent waste of time and labour; and if he will take steps to meet this requirement.

Mr. Alport

My right hon. Friend is looking into the matter and will write to my hon. and gallant Friend.

Major Anstruther-Gray

Will my hon. Friend bear in mind that time is precious? Although it may not take very long to affix two stamps to a single package, if a firm is dealing with hundreds of packages it takes a lot of time. Will he therefore look into this matter with more sympathy?

Commander Agnew

Will my hon. Friend also bear in mind the need not to increase Government expenditure?