§ 79. Lieut.-Colonel GAULT
asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware that inconvenience and danger to life has been caused by one of his contractors in leaving large holes unprotected for several days at a time in the laying of cables in the streets and market place of Taunton; and if he will take such steps as he may deem necessary to safeguard the public from such further nuisance and have inserted in his contracts a clause to protect local authorities from expenditure occasioned by the careless reinstatement of pavements removed by his contractors?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
According to my information, all proper steps are being taken by the contractors to protect the public from inconvenience and risk of injury. It is the practice to 1890 include a clause in these contracts to cover the point raised in the final sentence of the question.