HC Deb 12 July 1906 vol 160 c1033

To ask the Postmaster-General if he can state the conditions of the tenders which have been invited for the Australian mail contract when the present contract ceases; and whether the present system of two contracts, one by the Australian Government and one by the British Government, is to continue.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The tender forms and conditions of service have already been published; and I shall be happy to supply the hon. Member with copies of them. The Imperial Government proposes to continue the present system under which it provides a fortnightly mail service to and from Australia, leaving it to the Commonwealth Government to make its own arrangements for the intervening weeks.