HC Deb 23 March 1911 vol 23 c759W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether, seeing that the deliveries of halfpenny and penny postage stamps by the new contractors between 1st January and 8th March represent less than one day's consumption, and that only about two months' stock of such stamps is now held at Somerset House, instead of six months as heretofore, both he and the Postmaster-General are fully satisfied that, with the deliveries at the present low rate, there will not be in the near future a shortage of supply, which must entail inconvenience to the public and serious dislocation of postal business?


Since the 8th March there has been a large and continuous increase in the deliveries, and there is no reason to fear shortage of supply.