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Post Office (Government Sponsored Slogans)

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 20 February 1952

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General what are the principles on which it is decided that Government-sponsored slogans shall from time to time be used in conjunction with postmarks for the cancellation of postage stamps on correspondence.

Slogans are sponsored by Government Departments, and are accepted at the discretion of my noble Friend. They must be of national importance, non-controversial, and inoffensive to public opinion at home and abroad.