Belfast Telegraph

Friday 18 April 2014

Queen’s head to stay on stamps

Law is to guarantee the appearance of the Queen's head on postage stamps

The Queen's head will remain on stamps regardless of who buys the Royal Mail after the Government decided to amend its privatisation legislation.

The Government said that after listening to the views of members of both Houses of Parliament, it had decided to build in a new safeguard.

The Postal Services Bill, which receives its third reading in the Commons on Wednesday, will be amended to give ministers the power to require an image of the Queen to appear on postage stamps.

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