§ MR. T. F. RICHARDS (Wolverhampton, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether, he can supply the names and addresses of the firm or firms who obtained the order for some 100-feet and 150-feet spans as per advertisement in the Engineer newspaper of 31st May, 1907.
§ MR. BUCHANAN
No advertisement for spans was issued on behalf of the Secretary of State on the date mentioned, nor can any such advertisement be found in the issue of the Engineer for the 31st May, 1907. It has not hitherto been the custom to publish the names of firms whose tenders are accepted by the Secretary of State, but I have no doubt the Secretary of State will be ready to take it into consideration.