HC Deb 11 June 1942 vol 380 c1264W
Mr. Kirby

asked the Postmater-General what tonnage of paper is used per year in the making-up of booklets containing postage stamps; and whether, in view of the large amount of paper so used and the labour employed, he will consider discontinuing their production for the period of the war?

Mr. Grimston

The answer to the first part of the Question is 69 tons excluding the stamps themselves: the labour employed is very much more than set off by the saving in labour at the 24,000 Post Office counters throughout the country, and by the resulting reduction in congestion.