§ MR. MAURICE HEALY (Cork)
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he can now state whether it would be possible to have a condition inserted in the contract for the supply of clothing for the Irish Postal Service that, assuming price and quality to be equal, the material shall be of Irish manufacture?
§ THE POSTMASTER GENERAL (Mr. A. MORLEY,) Nottingham, E.
A fresh contract for finished garments is about to be made for one year on the lines of the old contract, and it will contain no stipulation as to the place where the contractors are to obtain the materials. It is proposed next year to separate the contracts for materials and for tailoring; and thou it will be open to Irish manufacturers to tender for the supply of cloth.