HC Deb 25 February 1896 vol 37 c1144

Ordered, that a Select Committee be appointed to inquire whether the present system of issuing invitations for tenders and of making contracts for Government printing and binding sufficiently secures compliance with the terms and spirit of the Resolution of the House of Commons of the 13th day of February, 1891, and whether any, and, if so, what, improvements of the system are called for.

The Committee was accordingly nominated of—Mr. Michael Austin, Mr. John Burns, Mr. Courtney, Mr. Hanbury, Mr. Henniker Heaton, Mr. Lopes, Mr. Lough, Mr. Maden, Sir Herbert Maxwell, Mr. Jonathan Samuel, Mr. Souttar, Mr. Stephens, and Sir Howard Vincent.

Ordered, That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers, and records.

Ordered, That Five be the quorum.—(Sir William Walrond.)