HC Deb 08 May 1884 vol 287 c1696

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, Whether Her Majesty's Government are yet able to say when they will come to a decision upon the tenders for the new West India Mail Service, commencing on 1st January 1885, seeing that the said tenders were sent in on 1st December 1883, and only seven months remain in which contractors may complete their arrangements?


I am conscious of the expediency of bringing this matter to an early termination; but it involves many questions of difficulty which require to be considered by several authorities, and I am afraid I cannot name a date when the decision of the Government will be announced.