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Friday, June 10.

The Hon. Mr Chamberlain gave notice to move for a return of all bonuses offered and paid for the promotion of colonial industries, giving all details. The Hon. N. Wilson gave notice to move for a return o f all monies paid to Sir J. Vogel by the colony. The Hon. Captain Baillie was re-olectcd chairman of committees, and the Hons. Whitaker, Mantell, Waterhouse, Wilson, Johnston, Martin, Lahnmann, Baillie, and Brett were chosen the House Committee by ballot. The Married Women’s Property Act Amendment Bill (Hon. G. M. Waterhouse) was read a first time. The Hon. Captain Baillie gave notice for the appointment of the Standing Orders, reporting, selection, and printing committees. The Hon. Mr Scotland complained of members of the Lower House being kept standing during the delivery of the Governor’s speech on the previous day. He was ruled out of order, but the Speaker stated that he had arranged with Sir G. M. O’ Rorke that seats should be provided in future. The Council adjourned at 3.10.


Friday, June 10. The House met at 2.30 p.m. NEW BILLS. Notice of the appointment of several sessional Committees was given, and of the following Bills: —Hospital and Charitable Aid (Hon. T. Dick), Licensing (Hon. J. Hall), Chinese Immigration (Hon. Major Atkinson). ADDRESS IN REPLY. Dr Wallis, as a matter of privilege, asked whether Mr Collins, not being sworn in yesterday, it was competent for another member to give notice of the Address in Reply on his behalf. The Speaker said that Mr Collins was present now. He accordingly took the oath, and then renewed the notice. yesterday’s PROCEEDINGS. The Hon. J. Hall, referring to the complaint made by Sir G. Grey yesterday that members of the House had to stand in the Council Chamber during the opening ceremony, said that the omission to provide seats was purely accidental. For himself, however he did not object to stand in the presence’of her Majesty’s representative. Sir G. Grey said that the question was, were members of the House to stand while members of the Council sat I He thought that if there was to be a difference, the position of the Representatives should be the most honorable. He knew of one colony where the Representative Chamber refused to attend at the Council Chamber, and the Governor had to summon both Houses to Government House. He thought the subject so important that he hoped the Government would move for a committee to consider it fully. The Hon. J. Hall said that Government would consider the suggestion, and give a reply on a future day. The Speaker read a memorandum from the Speaker of the Council explaining that the omission to provide seats was purely accidental, and saying that instructions had been given to prevent its recurrence. FIRST READING. The Auckland Synagogue Site Trust Bill (Mr Speight) was read a first time. RETURNS. The following motions by Sir G. Grey were agreed to without remark: —“ That all correspondence or telegrams be produced connected with the Patetere block of land which may have passed with the Government since the date of the correspondence on this subject which has been laid before Parliament.” “ A return of all payments which may have been made to any newspapers in the colony, showing the name of such paper, the place and dates of publication, and the dates and amount of any payments which may have been made to each.” The House adjourned at 3.15 till Tuesday at 2.30. p.m.

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NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 368, 11 June 1881

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NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 368, 11 June 1881

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