Star , Issue 6413, 5 December 1888, Page 3
Cr [Pbr. Press Association/] MINISTERIAL. CHARITABLE AID REFORM. DUNEDIN, Deo. 5. The Premier, accompanied by the Hons E. Mitchelson and T. Fergus, left town this morning for Mid-Otago, via Invercargill. They were accompanied by Messrs J. Allen, H. S. Fish, F. Fitchett, W. Barron, T. Mackenzie, M.H.R's.,and Messrs W. N. Blair and E. R. Usaher,of the Public Works i Department. I The Chairman of the Charitable Aid Board, in his address complains of the 1 multiplicity of meetings for no real purpose, and of the neglect of the Premier to frame regulations. He urges the members of Parliament to take up charitable aid reform, which is much needed. Though the Premier professed to be in accord with the Board as to their claim to have control over the children in the Reformatory, the reqnest has since been curtly declined. The Chairman contended that the agitation should be continued, as the Board could more economically adminlstertban 3ov«rnmenfecan.