§ 39. Sir GERALD HURST
asked the Postmaster-General whether it is the practice of the Post Office, when inviting tenders for cable wire, to stipulate that it must be of British manufacture; and, if not, whether he will consider the advisability of imposing some such stipulation?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The invitations require the tenderer to state the origin of the wire and all current contracts provide that the wire used shall be British. I cannot pledge myself to confine purchases to British wire irrespective of price, but I do not anticipate that any occasion would arise for varying the policy hitherto adopted by the Post Office.