HC Deb 07 December 1931 vol 260 cc1529-30W

asked the Postmaster-General if he will issue, as foreign nations do in connection with similar events, a special postage stamp and a special obliteration mark, such as "Buy British Cotton Goods," in connection with the forthcoming Cotton Textile Exhibition at the Board of Trade Industries Fair?


The policy of the British Post Office is opposed to the issue of special postage stamps save in the most exceptional circumstances, and I regret that I cannot agree to the issue of a special "Cotton" stamp. The Post Office annually advertises the British Industries Fair by a special postmark, and, having regard to the special circumstances, I am seeing if it is practicable to have separate mention made of the cotton textile section in the postmark advertisements.