§ 2.35 p.m.
My Lords, I beg to ask the first Question which stands in my name on the Order Paper.
§ [The Question was as follows:
§ To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will state the number of postage stamps of the values of 2½d., 3d., 4d., 2s. 6d., 5s. 0d., 10s. 0d., 15s. 0d., £1, respectively which were sold during the last year for which figures are available.]
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (EARL DE LA WARR)
My Lords, as the Answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT. Briefly, the figures run from 2,900 million for 2½d. stamps to 600,000 for £1 stamps. Fifteen shilling postage stamps are not issued in this country.
§ Following is the full Answer:
§ The approximate numbers of postage stamps issued in 1954 of values mentioned by the noble Viscount were:—
|2s. 6d.||…||…||10 million|
|5s. 0d.||…||…||5 million|
|10s. 0d.||…||…||2.5 million|
My Lords, I beg to thank the noble Earl for his Answer, and also for sending me an advance copy of it.