HL Deb 19 April 2000 vol 612 cc106-7WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 10 April (WA 10), whether the Post Office has confirmed that the bi-centenary of the creation of the United Kingdom was on the list of events for which telephone research for the 2001 programme of stamp issues was undertaken; and, if so, what percentage of those polled were in each of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. [HL2039]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The market research carried out is the commercial property of the Post Office. However, the Post Office has confirmed to me that the proposed subjects for stamp designs for the 2001 programme, which were put to interviewees as part of the telephone poll, included the 200th anniversary of the Union Flag, the physical icon of the creation of the UK.