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English And Irish Postal Stores Tenders

Volume 180: debated on Friday 9 August 1907

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To ask the Postmaster-General whether, seeing that Irish manufacturers are required to tender for the delivery of English Post Office stores in London, he will explain why English manufacturers are not required to tender for the delivery of Irish Post Office stores in Dublin; and who pays the cost of carriage on such stores sent from the London stores departments for use in the Irish Post Office service. (Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The facts are not as the hon. Member supposes. English manufacturers do tender for delivery in Ireland of certain stores required in that country. The Post Office Vote bears the cost of the carriage of any stores sent from the Stores Department in London to Ireland.

To ask the Postmaster-General whether manufacturers have to tender for delivery in London of the clothing supplies required in the Irish Post Office service; and, if so, who pays the cost of the carriage on these clothing supplies when sent from London to Ireland. (Answered by Mr. Sydney Buxton.) The Answer is in the negative as regards uniform clothing and head dresses. The tenders are for delivery in Dublin. Cloth and other materials for making up, boots, and waterproofs must be delivered in London for expert examination. The Post Office Vote bears the cost of carriage from London to Ireland on these articles.