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Date Stamps (Improper Use)

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 5 March 1952

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72.

asked the Assistant Postmaster-General, in view of losses by fraud on investors in football pools by letters being time or date stamped incorrectly by unauthorised persons, what safeguards there are in the Post Office to obviate this possibility.

Strict precautions are taken to ensure that date stamps are not used by unauthorised persons or in improper ways. If my hon. and gallant Friend has a particular case in mind, I would be obliged if he would let me have particulars.