HC Deb 03 February 1958 vol 581 cc139-40W
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.

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.

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