HC Deb 07 March 1968 vol 760 c622
3. Mr. Onslow

asked the Postmaster-General what instructions he gave regarding the introduction of the " I'm Backing Britain "postmark.

Mr. Edward Short

My instructions were for an early introduction of the postmark campaign, at the largest possible number of offices.

Mr. Onslow

What on earth are these words supposed to mean in this context? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that they cannot refer to the sender or recipient of the letter, who has no say in what appears on the envelope? If the Post Office is backing Britain not only should it not need to be told this, but would it not be more effective to do something to improve the postal and telephone services instead?

Mr. Short

If the hon. Gentleman is opposed to the "I'm Backing Britain" campaign, let him say so.

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