HC Deb 05 December 1939 vol 355 cc470-1W
Mr. Mander

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will take steps to see that the information with regard to postage rates to Empire countries given in books of stamps is altered and brought up to date in accordance with the facts; and whether he is aware that considerable inconvenience has been caused by the continued issue of the information without regard to the changes brought about since the declaration of war?

Major Tryon

The necessary steps were taken to bring up to date the information in regard to postage rates appearing in the books of stamps as soon as possible after the outbreak of war. I regret any inconvenience caused by the sale of books containing out-of-date information; but in view of the wide publicity given to the alterations in rates, discontinuance of the sale of books of stamps pending the provision of new supplies, or the withdrawal of out-of-date books in stock at post offices was not considered to be justified.