§ MR. ANDERSON
asked the Postmaster General, If he is ready to advertise for tenders for the Eastern Mail Service; if he will require that the whole service now performed by the Peninsular and Oriental Company under one Contract be again done in one Contract, or if he intends to divide the service so as to induce greater competition; and if he intends to give any effect to the Memorial from Bombay asking for a time not exceeding sixteen days instead of twenty as at present, or in any other degree to require increased speed in the conveyance of these Mails?
§ LORD JOHN MANNERS,
in reply, said, he was not in a position at present to advertise for tenders for the Eastern Mail Service; but he hoped shortly to be able to do so. The advertisement would be so framed as to enable parties to tender either for the whole or any portion of the service and for any rate of speed.