§ Sir H. Webbe
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of postage stamps sold by the Crown Agents for the Colonies to dealers in England during1952, 1953 and 1954, and the total amount received from such sales; and the number of postage stamps sold by the Crown Agents through their bureau in Washington to dealers in the United States of America for the same periods, and the total amounts received from such sales.115W
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The total numbers of postage stamps sold by the Crown Agents to dealers in this country and through their bureau in Washington during 1952, 1953 and 1954 were 17,697,444, 36,673,728 and 19,736,526 respectively. The total for 1953 includes 19,365,198 Coronation stamps.
Separate figures are not available to show how many of these were sold to dealers in the United Kingdom or through the bureau in Washington, but the following details of the amounts received distinguish between the proceeds of such sales:
— In United Kingdom Through bureau in Washington £ £ 1952 250,690 92,392 1953— Permanent issue 351,459 178,536 Coronation issue 97,494 58,427 448,953 236,963 1954 430,519 210,293