§ MR. COWAN
said, that the hon. Gentleman the Secretary for the Home Department had on the preceding day made a statement which he could not think perfectly satisfactory, in reply to a Question which had been put to him by the hon. Member for Manchester (Mr. Turner) relative to an advertisement which had been issued by the Board of Inland Revenue, inviting tenders for the supply of a largo quantity of paper for postage envelopes. He wished to know whether the Government had sanctioned the course which had been pursued by the Board of Inland Revenue in that matter, and whether they had entered into any communication with respect to it with Mr. M'Culloch, the superintendent of the Stationary Office, whose business it was to superintend all transactions that related to the furnishing of paper to the different public departments?