§ Colonel DENNY (Kilmarnock Burghs)
To ask the Secretary of State for India if he will state the relative position of the lowest British tender and 1361 the lowest American tender in the coin-petition for thirty-two locomotives recently placed with a German firm.
(Answer.) I am informed that there was no American tender for the locomotives which the East Indian Railway Company has recently ordered from a German firm.—(India Office.)
§ COLONEL DENNY
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether the firm who has obtained the order for thirty-two locomotives for the East India Railway Company has before been entrusted with an Indian order; and will he state the relation to the lowest British price of prices of any German firms who have previously executed work for the Indian Railway Companies.
(Answer.) The German firm which obtained the order from the East Indian Railway Company has never been entrusted with any order by mo or my predecessors in office. Whether it had executed work for any of the Indian railway companies, or what may have been the prices at which tenders were received from firms which bad executed such work, is a matter as to which I have no information.—(India office.)