HC Deb 21 July 1898 vol 62 cc650-1
MR. WARNER (Stafford, Lichfield)

On behalf of the honourable Member for Stafford, I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury, as representing the Postmaster General, whether a contract for upwards of 2,000 cycles has been placed by the Post Office authorities without due notice having been given to the trade generally, and tenders publicly advertised for; and whether such contract, if given, has been confirmed; and, if not, whether fresh tenders will be called for before such confirmation be given?


No, Sir, no such contract has been placed, but the Postmaster General has under consideration tenders from 14 leading firms for a supply of 300 cycles to a specification specially prepared by the engineer-in-chief to the Post Office. He does not at present propose to call for fresh tenders.


Has the contract been advertised?


I gather it has not.