HC Deb 02 May 1950 vol 474 c185W
112. Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of National Insurance whether she is satisfied that every possible precaution has been taken to prevent the growing circulation of forged insurance stamps; and if she can give any information to employers as to how these forged stamps can be detected.

Dr. Summerskill

I am in close touch with Scotland Yard on this matter, and we are taking every practicable step to trace the source of these forgeries and check their circulation. As regards the second part of the Question, the detection of forgeries calls for special knowledge and apparatus and I can only emphasise the importance of never buying stamps from anywhere except a Post Office. It is, in fact, illegal to buy them from any unauthorised source.