HC Deb 23 May 1878 vol 240 cc494-5

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Whether, in order to enable the House to form a just opinion of the Contract submitted for its approval between the Postmaster General and the London and South Eastern and London, Chatham, and Dover Railway Companies, laid upon the Table on the 6th of May (No. 157), for conveying the Mails and passengers between Dover and Calais and vice versâ, he will, previously to moving his Resolution approving the said Contract, lay upon the Table a Statement of the name of each vessel employed during the last twelve months by the Companies, giving the size of each; the highest number of passengers actually conveyed by each; and the day in each month in which each vessel was employed?


in reply, said, the Government had no such information in its possession as the hon. Baronet required; but, owing to the courtesy of the Directors of the Companies, he had been furnished with a statement, which he would lay on the Table if the hon. Baronet wished it.