HC Deb 26 April 1961 vol 639 cc392-3
6. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Postmaster-General whether, having regard to the fact that in using the 10s. stamp book it requires 12 stamps to post 6 postcards, he will adjust the book by substituting one page of 2½d. stamps for one page of 3d. stamps and varying the other denominations accordingly.

Miss Pike

We intend to review the range and content of all our stamp books, including the 10s. one, later this year, when we shall be able to judge public reaction to the new books. In making this review we will certainly bear my hon. Friend's suggestion in mind.

Mr. Gresham Cooke

Is my hon. Friend aware that I suggested that a 10s. book should be introduced as long ago as 2nd November, 1955, and I think that it was a mistake when her predecessor did not accept the suggestion? Would my hon. Friend bear in mind that certain Members of Parliament and even Surtax payers still send postcards from time to time and would like a 2½d. stamp in the book?

Miss Pike

We were grateful to my hon. Friend for his suggestion which belatedly found acceptance in our policy in the Post Office. We will certainly look at this further suggestion.

Mr. Lipton

Would it not be better to sell these books, whatever they contain, at cut rates?