Mr. ARMSTRONG -by Mr. Taylor - asked :
1. How many mail boxes for the rural districts has the government purchased and how many of said boxes have been delivered to the government?
2. Where were the rural mail boxes manufactured, and was the contract for them let by tender or private arrangement?
3. If let by tender, how many tenders were received, and what are the names of the tenderers and the price quoted in each?
4. Were any boxes for rural mail purposes manufactured in Canada? If so, how many, and what is the name of the manufacturer?
5. Did the government pay any duty on the boxes purchased in the United States? If so, how much duty was paid on each box, and when was the duty paid?
6. What is the price charged patrons for
mail boxes in rural districts, and does said price cover cost paid by government to manufacturer and include duty, freight and delivery ? |
7. Have many boxes been paid for by patrons to January 1, 1909?
8. How many mail delivery routes are in
operation which supply mail to individual box holders under the regulation covering rural mail delivery issued in September, 1908, and what is the extra cost to the department of operating each route over the amount paid for carrying the mails previous to September, 1908? [DOT]
9. How many rural mail boxes have been placed on routes, and tbe name of each route, with the number of miles covered on each, and the number of boxes placed in position and receiving mail on each route?
10. What was the estimated increased cost to the government of the adoption of the Postmaster General's proposal, of September last, in which he agreed to furnish free mail delivery to people living on established mail and stage route?