HC Deb 22 February 1907 vol 169 c1145
MR. J. MACVEAGH (Down, S.)

To ask the Postmaster-General, with reference to the contract for the mailcar service between Bellaghy and Castledawson, whether the contract terminated on the recent death of Mr. Henry Kennedy; whether tenders were invited before entering into a new contract; whether he can state on what terms the new contract is held, and for what period; and whether the postal authorities will consider, and if so, when, the competitive tenders which have been sent in.

(Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) This contract was transferred, about three years ago, from Mr. Henry Kennedy to his son, who had, as a matter of fact, performed it for his father for some time previously. It was not then considered necessary to call for fresh tenders. The present contract is terminable on three months notice, and the question whether tenders should now be invited is under consideration.