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Postage Stamp Design

Volume 572: debated on Wednesday 15 May 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Who is now responsible for the design of postage stamps, and what advice is taken on the iconography and aesthetics of such design.

The Post Office. The subjects for their special stamp programme are decided in the light of the market research and wide consultation within the Post Office. The Stamp Advisory Committee (which includes members drawn from the fields of design, philately, politics and media) assists the Post Office in choosing the best designs for the subject.