HC Deb 18 July 1904 vol 138 cc252-3

To ask the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state what is the nature of the new arrangement under which the Board of Works in Ireland proposes to obtain tenders for the supplies for public institutions.

(Answered by Mr. Victor Cavendish.) As at present advised, the Board do not propose to alter the arrangements for advertising contracts except in the case of supplies of fuel in the smaller towns. Instead of inserting advertisements in local papers they intend to send notices to the local firms, whose names will be supplied by their officer resident in the district. In this way the necessary publicity will be secured and the expense of advertising avoided.