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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Thursday, June 9. After the Governor’s speech was delivered the Hon. F. Whitaker laid 23 scries of papers on the table. The Hon. G. M. Waterhouse gave notice to bring in a Bill to amend the law relating to married women’s property. The Hon. F. Whitaker gave notice of the following Committees;—-Native Lands, Local Bills, Waste Lands, Private Bills, Petitions, House, and Library, the last three to bo chosen by ballot. On the same gentleman’s motion, Captain Fraser, Captain Baillie, Mr J. Johnston, Mr Wilson, and Mr Whitaker were appointed a Committee to prepare the Address in Reply. • The Council adjourned till next-day. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Thursday, June 9. On re-assembling three petitions were presented by Sir George Grey. The Hon. J. Hall gave notice of the appoini raent of Sessional Committees. Mr Bunny gave notice he would more for a return of civil servants dismissed, the amount of compensation paid them, and the number and names of those so dismissed who had been re-appointed, together with the amount of salary paid to them under such re-appointment. Mr Speight gave notice of an Exchange of Site of Auckland Synagogue Bill. Sir George Grey gave notice of motion asking for the production of all correspondence, &c., about Patetere lands; also of motion for a return showing the amounts paid to newspapers, other than dailies, for the publication of Government advertisements.

Mr Hutchison gav« notice to ask Government if they intended introducing an amendment to the Marine Act, regulating the number of passengers conveyed by steamers plying on the coasts of Hew Zealand.

Mr Beetham, on behalf of Mr Collins, gave notice that he would move on Tuesday an Address in Reply to the Governor’s Speech. Mr Hutchison gave notice he would asK whether Government proposed to introduce a measure for the better regulation of Lunatic Asylums; also, if the Governor had made any representation to the Imperial authorities relative to the imprisonment of Maoris, and if Government would lay copies of any such correspondence on the table; also, if Government would take steps to regulate prison labor, so as to prevent it coming into undue competition with ordinary and skilled labor. Mr Levin gave notice ho would ask if Government intended introducing an amended Bankruptcy Bill. The House adjourned till next day at 2,30 p.m.

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NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 367, 10 June 1881

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NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 367, 10 June 1881

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