HC Deb 03 August 1965 vol 717 cc293-4W
86. Mr. Pounder

asked the Postmaster-General if he will make a statement on the steps being taken towards the introduction of attractive, small, pictorial definitive postage stamps.

Mr. Benn

I shall shortly be inviting a number of artists to submit designs for a new series of definitive stamps. As a separate matter, I am also considering the issue of a pictorial series.

87. Mr. Pounder

asked the Postmaster-General if the artists being invited to design definitive postage stamps are drawn from the normal panel of artists, or whether anyone will be permitted to submit designs.

Mr. Benn

I have not yet decided which artists will be invited to submit designs for the new definitive series of stamps. As I indicated in the reply I gave on 6th April to the hon. Member for Mid-Bedfordshire I am always prepared to consider designs from people other than the invited artists.