§ MR. TORR
asked the Postmaster General, When will the Contract for Service to the West Indies be laid upon the Table of the House, and will he furnish at the same time Copy of Advertisement calling for tenders; also the amount of Sea Postage accruing to the Post Office in respect of Mails carried in 1873 to and from the ports embraced in the new Contract, showing separately the amount derived during the past year from Correspondence conveyed by the Packets between this Country and the West Indies?
§ LORD JOHN MANNERS
, in reply, said, that the contract would be laid on the Table in the course of a few days, with a Minute from the Secretary to the Treasury, stating the grounds on which the contract was recommended to the House for its acceptance. It was not usual to lay on the Table the advertisement calling for tenders, but if his hon. Friend would move for it there would be no objection to its production.