HC Deb 01 June 1960 vol 624 c138W
73. Mr. Drayson

asked the Postmaster-General if he is aware that certain countries are refusing to accept letters bearing a 6d. stamp and franked "World Refugee Year", and that this is causing inconvenience to senders, apart from the loss of the postage involved; if he will arrange that persons presenting such letter to the Post Office will have the cost of postage refunded to them; and if he will consider restricting the use of this franking to letters addressed to countries who are participating in this effort.

Miss Pike

A number of letters postmarked "World Refugee Year" have been returned to this country by Roumania. I am very sorry that the senders should have been inconvenienced in this way and I have made special arrangements to ensure that they will not be out of pocket on the postage. In the case of letters returned to the senders before these special arrangements were made, postage will be refunded if the covers are taken or sent to any main post office. The postmark in question was a temporary one only and it was withdrawn according to plan on the 4th May.

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