HC Deb 29 July 1949 vol 467 c179W
Captain Bullock

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that a large number of postmarks on letters and parcels are illegible; and what steps he is taking to remedy this.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

Yes. The standing instructions provide that as far as practicable all postmarks should be clear and legible in every particular, but perfection in this direction is impossible on many items because of their shape. Compliance with the standing instructions is under constant check with a view to improvement.