§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will arrange for the issue of a special set of postage stamps to mark the annexation of Christmas Island.140W
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Christmas Island was annexed by the Crown in 1888. On 1st January, 1958, it was detached from Singapore and is now being administered as a separate dependency of the United Kingdom pending its transfer to the Commonwealth of Australia. During the interim period Singapore postage stamps will continue to be used on the island. I do not consider that a sepcial issue of postage stamps would be appropriate.