HC Deb 16 July 1941 vol 373 cc618-9W
Sir A. Maitland

asked the Postmaster-General whether he will consider the adoption of measures to improve the effectiveness of the cancellation of postage stamps used for the prepayment of postage?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I am arranging for the printing of stamps up to and including 3d. in value in lighter shades. New stamps of the 2½d. value will be issued on Monday, 21st July. They will be on sale at the more important offices for one week from that date, but their sale will not become general until stocks of the current stamps are exhausted. The other values will be put on sale later and their issue will be announced in advance of the selected date. These changes will make the cancellation of the postage stamps more effective and at the same time effect a very desirable reduction in the consumption of valuable dye.