HC Deb 21 June 1861 vol 163 cc1420-1

said, he wished to ask the hon. Member for Galway, If he is, prepared to-night to name the Committee to inquire into the circumstances attending the termination by the Postmaster General of the Postal Contract with the Royal Atlantic Steam Navigation Company.


said, he had been perfectly ready for several days to name the Committee, and if the hon. and gallant Gentleman wished to know why he had not nominated it, he begged to refer him to the Secretary of the Treasury. He certainly should name the Committee tonight. If he could not come to terms, he should select five Members whose names would be a guarantee for their intelligence and impartiality, and add to them the Secretary of the Treasury and himself. He should take the sense of the House on each name on Monday next.