HC Deb 02 March 1960 vol 618 c1202
24. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Postmaster-General if he will issue a special postage stamp in celebration of the centenary of Sir J. M. Barrie.

Miss Pike

No, Sir.

Mr. Hughes

Does the hon. Lady realise that if Barrie had been a American, a German or a Russian there would have been a special postage stamp? How long is the British Post Office to remain the most reactionary and retrogressive in the world in refusing to adopt a stamp policy which would give an opportunity to stamp collectors and bring additional revenue to the Post Office?

Miss Pike

I think the hon. Gentleman knows what is our stamp policy. He probably agrees with Barrie, if I may quote from his rectorial address on courage to the students of St. Andrews, that you should never ascribe to your opponent motives meaner than your own. [Laughter.]

Mr. Speaker

Order. This is a jovial Wednesday, but we really must have a little more quiet. Mr. Emrys Hughes.