§ 14. Mr. BARNES
asked the Home Secretary whether it is the custom of the Governor of His Majesty's prison at Cardiff to accept the lowest tenders for the supply of goods to that prison; and whether this custom was followed in regard to tenders for flour during the month of October?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
All tenders for flour for Cardiff and other prisons are submitted to the Prison Commission, where they are dealt with on a strictly competitive basis, the lowest tender being accepted if it complies with the conditions of the contract. Two contracts for supplies of flour to Cardiff Prison were dealt with in October, and in each case the lowest tender was accepted.
Captain A. EVANS
On a point of Order. May I ask whether an official of the Co-operative Society is entitled to ask a question in this House as to why a Government Department refuses to accept certain tenders?