HC Deb 13 March 1969 vol 779 c334W
60. Mr. Hooson

asked the Postmaster-General, in view of the fact that stamps issued for the England Winners of the World Cup issues 1966 were sold only in England, why the special issue postage stamps for the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in Wales are not being confined to sales from post offices in Wales.

Mr. Stonehouse

When special stamps are issued to commemorate an event it is not our practice to confine their sale to the part of the United Kingdom in which the event takes place. The "England Winners" stamp is the only exception to this practice. My right hon. Friend felt that it was not appropriate for this particular stamp to be put on general sale in other countries which had also competed in this World Cup.