§ MR. J. HOLMS
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, If he can inform the House when the Mail Contract with the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Company will be submitted to the consideration of the House?
§ SIR HENRY SELWIN-IBBETSON
, in reply, said, he had been anxious to submit the Mail Contract in question to the consideration of the House; but, in the present state of Public Business, he could not undertake to say when he would be enabled to do so. Certainly, however, he would give, at least, three days' notice before taking the opinion of the House on the subject.