HC Deb 06 December 1961 vol 650 cc172-3W
Sir J. Pitman

asked the Postmaster-General whether, in order to discourage excessive purchases of stamps, in denominations of the present penny and halfpenny, in anticipation of the decimalisation of the penny in relation to the shilling, he will announce that new stamps will be issued and that all such present stamps will be made invalid except for exchange at the appropriate value into those in the new issue.

Miss Pike

My right hon. Friend cannot anticipate the statement which his right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has said he hopes to make before the end of the year on the question of decimalising our currency.