HC Deb 14 April 1964 vol 693 c216
19. Sir T. Moore

asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a special stamp issue to mark the opening of the Forth Road Bridge later this year.

Mr. Mawby

Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend has decided that the opening of this bridge will constitute a current event of outstanding national importance fully warranting a special stamp issue. The denominations will be 3d. and 6d. The date of issue will be announced later.

Sir T. Moore

While warmly thanking my hon. Friend for that welcome though, I admit, somewhat unexpected reply, may I ask whether he is aware that this decision will cause universal satisfaction throughout Scotland?

Mr. W. Hamilton

Will the hon. Gentleman agree that the proceeds from these issues of stamps should go towards making the bridge toll-free?

Mr. Mawby

There is one major consideration which would prevent that, and that is that the Post Office can do with the money.