§ Mr. M'GHEE
asked the Postmaster-General whether he will lay upon the Table of the House all the correspondence that has passed between his Department and the City of Dublin Steamship Company with reference to the carriage of theatrical scenery across the Channel, and reports, if any, made by officers of his Department on the subject?
§ Mr. HERBERT SAMUEL
As my predecessor informed the House on the 11th March, the managing director of the company was asked to explain a statement alleged to have been made at an interview that the difficulties in regard to the conveyance of theatrical scenery arose in connection with the carriage of the mails and would be disclosed only to the Postmaster-General. In his reply the managing director repudiated this statement. No other correspondence has taken place with the company on the subject.
§ Mr. M'GHEE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will lay upon the Table of the House all the correspondence that has parsed between the Board of Trade and the City of Dublin Steamship Company and the London and Northwestern Railway Company, and all reports, if any, made to the Board by any of its officials on the question of the carrying of theatrical scenery across the Channel?
It would be contrary to custom to lay upon the Table of the House the correspondence in question or the reports which have been made by the Board's officers.