HC Deb 19 June 1856 vol 142 c1685

said, he wished to know whether there was any objection to lay the tenders for the conveyance of the mails to and from Australia, and which he understood had been opened on the previous day, before the House.


replied, that the tenders had reached him only just before he came down to the House, and would be examined by him in the course of the evening. There certainly were objections against laying them on the table, but the Government intended to accept the lowest in price and the shortest in time, and he would state the result to-morrow.