§ MR. PROVAND
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, the date on which the notice asking for tenders for the East India, China, and Australia mail contracts was circulated, to whom it was sent, and whether it was advertised in any newspapers; and, if so, in which?
§ MR. HANBURY
A notice inviting tenders for the East India, China, and Australia mail contracts was circulated on the 8th instant for exhibition at the principal outports. It has also been inserted day after day in the Post Office Daily List, and it was advertised in the undermentioned Newspapers:—Times, Standard, Daily News, Shipping and Mercantile Gazette and Lloyd's List, Liverpool Courier, Scotsman, Glasgow Herald, Dundee Advertiser, Southampton Times, Greenock Herald, and the Contract Journal.