§ MR. BLANE (Armagh, S.)
I beg to-ask the Postmaster General if, at the selection of tenders for the conveyance of mails between Castleblaney and Newry, the tender of a Mr. Hawthorn was accepted; was his the lowest tender; and, if so, what was the amount; and, has Mr. Hawthorn been reported for negligence since his tender was accepted; and, if so, what was the decision of the Postal Department?
POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. RAIKES,) University of Cambridge
The tender of Mr. Hawthorn was 1003 accepted for the service to which the hon. Member refers. It was the lowest tender, and at the rate of £80 a year. Mr. Hawthorn has not been reported to the Department for negligence since the service was placed in his hands.