HC Deb 15 July 1959 vol 609 cc385-6
12. Sir J. Crowder

asked the Postmaster-General if he will arrange for larger square stamped envelopes to be available to the general public.

The Postmaster-General (Mr. Ernest Marples)

I propose to put on sale a new envelope in the "international" size 6.4in. by 4.5 in. embossed with a 3d. stamp. I hope this envelope, which is larger than either of the two we sell at present, will meet my hon. Friend's needs. The new envelope will replace the present "commercial" size envelope, will be of the same colour, and will be sold at the same price. It will, of course, be a few months before the change can be made.

Sir J. Crowder

Will my right hon. Friend charge the public a penny for each envelope, as at present, in addition to the cost of the stamp?

Mr. Marples

It will be the same price as at present. I do not think that it is a penny for the envelope.