§ Mr. JEREMIAH MacVEAGH
asked the Postmaster-General whether he can see his way to direct that for the future no new contract for the carrying of mails shall be entered into until advertisements inviting tenders shall have been inserted in local newspapers?
§ Mr. SYDNEY BUXTON
It is the usual practice to invite public tenders for new contracts for the conveyance of mails by exhibiting notices in the windows of the post offices in the district. Experience shows that, as a rule, sufficient publicity is obtained in that manner; but, when it appears desirable, advertisements are inserted in the local newspapers.