HC Deb 17 April 1879 vol 245 cc515-6

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If he will lay upon the Table of the House Copy of any Correspondence which may have taken place between the Lords of the Treasury, the Postmaster General, and the Comptroller and Auditor General, with reference to outstanding claims against Submarine Telegraph Companies?


, in reply, said, he could not produce the Correspondence in question. A number of the contracts were still under discussion, or were about to be discussed, and it would not be for the interest of the Public Service that the Correspondence—which necessarily entered into details—should be laid upon the Table before the contracts themselves were made public.