§ Mr. HANNON
asked the Postmaster-General whether he has taken any steps to ensure that contractors for the carriage of mails by road shall employ British vehicles; and whether the will apply the same conditions in relation to sub-contractors as he employs in relation to the vehicles used directly by the Post Office?
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
So far as I am aware, the bulk of the vans employed by contractors for Post Office mail services are of British manufacture, and I do not consider that any special action on my part is called for. Contracts for the con-2090W veyance of mails by road are so worded as to preclude the employment of subcontractors.