§ Sir J. HASLAM
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?1530W
§ Sir K. WOOD
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.