§ MR. MONTAGU (Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel)
asked the Secretary to the Board of Trade, What precedents exist for the insertion of advertisements in Government periodical newspapers; whether he is aware that advertisements were at one time inserted in The Postal Guide, but were withdrawn after representations were made by the trade; whether the Treasury was consulted, and gave its authority for the insertion of advertisements in The Board of Trade Journal; and, whether the contract for advertisements in The Board of Trade Journal, made by the Stationery Office, was put up to tender or competition; and, if not, on whose authority was the contract given to the present holders?
§ THE SECRETARY (Baron HENRY DE WORMS) (Liverpool, East Toxteth)
Advertisements appear in the Army and Navy Lids and the Customs Bill of Entry. The Board of Trade have no information as to the statements contained in the Question with regard to The Postal Guide. The contract for advertisements in The Board of Trade Journal was not put up to tender; but was, as is usual, made by the Stationery Office, with the authority of the Treasury, and, in this case, with the concurrence of the Board of Trade.