MR. WILLIAM EEDMOND (Clare E.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether His Majesty's Government have considered any fresh arrangement for the Australian mail service to come into force when the present contracts terminate?
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES (Mr CHURCHILL, Manchester, N.W.)
The Postmaster-General has invited tenders for the performance of the England-Australia mail service after January 31st, 1908, but the tenders have not yet been received.
§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
asked if the agreement reported in to-day's paper as having been come to by the Federal Government in any way affected the contract that might be entered into by the Homo Government.