§ Mr. Peter Mills
Will the right hon. Gentleman bear in mind that it might well be a very good method of helping some of the small villages to give the ordinary shop a chance of selling stamps?
§ Sir Knox Cunningham
What steps is the right hon. Gentleman taking to prevent pirate stamps? Is he aware that I have seen a Burns stamp from Scotland which had been stamped by the post office 408 and had gone through the post but which had only Burns' head on it and was not an official stamp at all?
§ Mr. Benn
There are occasional examples of people putting trading stamps on letters. I believe that one man put a picture of himself on a letter and got it through. This is not really a grave problem nowadays, but 100 years ago it was serious enough for stamps to be specially coded in order to prevent them being cut with razor blades and used again.