HC Deb 13 May 1924 vol 173 c1163W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been drawn to the recent theft of a ton van-load full of documents for stamping at Somerset House; and whether, in view of the thefts at Brighton of documents delivered to the Post Office for stamping and the refusal of His Majesty's Government to reopen the stamping Office at Brighton, he will consider amending the law in order to enable the present limited privilege of affixing adhesive stamps to certain documents being extended to all or any other instruments not of a special character or requiring adjudication?


I have seen a report of the incidents referred to, but I cannot contemplate abandoning the security of impressed stamps on account of such incidents.