§ 77. Mr. CHIOZZA MONEY
asked the value of the contracts entered into by the Post Office with railway companies in connection with the postal service?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
The aggregate annual payment to railway companies under letter mail contracts is £1,366,812. In addition, a payment, which at present amounts to about £1,130,000 a year, is made in respect of conveyance of parcel mails by railway.
§ Mr. CHIOZZA MONEY
May I ask my right hon. Friend if he will state whether in connection with those contracts any applications have been received for the Stewardship of the Chiltern Hundreds?