HC Deb 13 July 1949 vol 467 c23W
33. Mr. C. S. Taylor

asked the Postmaster-General why no date of posting is stamped upon parcels by the Post Office, making it difficult to check how long parcels take in transit; and whether he will consider altering the present system.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

The standard arrangement is to stamp the date of posting on parcels. During the war, owing to supply difficulties, rubber stamps of simple design with no provision for the date had to be issued. These undated stamps are being replaced by the pre-war standard pattern date-stamp as rapidly as the current supply position permits.