3 APRIL 1964, Page 15


SIK,—Quoodle says, referring to a recent Scots achievement, 'So at last it was Bannockburn!' But was it Victory'?—when only a day or two ago in answer to a question in Parliament as to whether the Postmaster-General would consider the issuing of special commemorative stamps for the 650th anniversary of the original auspicious occasion the answer was a curt, No Sir!

And, forhye, only last year he refused to acknowledge in a similar way the bicentenary of the birth of Robert Burns, giving as his reason that in Britain commemorative stamps for such occasions were not issued, to be followed only a year after- wards by a complete volte-face on his part in celebrating the birth of Shakespeare about whose identity and works many people have considerable doubts.