HC Deb 17 June 1910 vol 17 c1617W

asked the Postmaster-General whether his attention has been called to the fact that in some parts of the British Dominions beyond the seas postage stamps do not have the Sovereign's portrait upon them; whether, seeing that such portraits are the most widespread and popular symbol of the unity of the Empire, and having regard to the fact that new designs will be required owing to the accession of His Majesty King George, he will use his influence with the Governments in question towards having the portrait of His Majesty on all postage stamps throughout the Empire?

Colonel SEELY

The portrait of the reigning Sovereign is very generally imprinted upon the postage stamps of the Empire, and I do not think it is either necessary or expedient to suggest that there should be no exceptions to its use.