HC Deb 11 May 1951 vol 487 cc275-6W
Mr. W. R. A. Hudson

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that as the recently-issued 2½d postage stamp so closely resembles the colour of the previously-issued 1d. stamp confusion has resulted, cheating of the revenue has been made possible and the closer scrutiny required by Post Office servants has involved loss of time and extra labour; and whether he will consider withdrawing this issue and replacing it with an issue of more distinctive colour.

Mr. Ness Edwards

As explained in the Press notice which I issued on 9th May, the recent changes in the colours of the postage stamps were made in order to conform with the Universal Postal Convention and all practicable steps have been taken to reduce the possibility of confusion to a minimum. Difficulties will disappear as stocks of red penny stamps in the hands of the public are used up.