HC Deb 07 March 1938 vol 332 c1532
66. Mr. Simpson

asked the Postmaster-General when the mail contract with Messrs. David MacBrayne, Limited, expires, and whether it will be submitted to the House for renewal?

Sir W. Womersley

The contract is terminable on 31st October, 1938, subject to six months' notice being given. Any new contract which will be entered into will be submitted to the House.

Mr. Simpson

Are there any conditions as to labour standards in the existing contracts, and, if not, will the Minister consider the inclusion of such conditions in any new contracts?

Sir W. Womersley

All these matters are being taken into consideration in connection with new contracts, but, under a Standing Order of this House, no contract can be accepted until it has received the approval of this House.