HC Deb 18 June 1924 vol 174 cc2139-40W
Brigadier-General MAKINS

asked the Postmaster-General the exact reason why the postal authorities at the British Empire Exhibition refuse to send British Empire Exhibition stamps to correspondents who enclose the money for them; what is the exact reason for insisting upon personal demand by would-be purchasers; and whether, in the interests of publicity, he will waive any Regulations prejudicing the free sale of Exhibition stamps?


The view taken by the exhibition authorities is understood to have been that, at any rate, at the outset, the utility of the stamps as an advertisement for the exhibition would be impaired rather than increased if they could be obtained otherwise than by personal application. It is not intended that the present restriction on the sale of the stamps should remain in force throughout the whole period of the exhibition; and, after the end of this month, the postmaster at the exhibition will be prepared to comply with applications made by post, and accompanied by remittances, so far as this can conveniently be done.