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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Wednesday, June 22. The Council met at 2.30 p.m., but adjourned a few minutes to present the Address in Reply to the Governor who made a formal answer. The New Zealand Medical Associations Bill (Hon. Dr Grace), Lotteries, Betting and Gaming House Suppression Bill (Hon. F. Whitaker), and the Chinese Immigrants Bill (from the Lower House) were read a first time. On the motion of the Hon. Captain Fraser a return with full detailed information was ordered re the deferred payment selectors in Otago. The mover adduced casses to show the gross injustice in the working of the deferred payment system, which he contended had, with the Land Board system, proved a complete failure, rnd advocated the adoption of the Ameri" can homestead system. The Hon. N. Wilson gave notice to ask if insolent letters had been received by the Government from Sir J. Vogel, and the Hon. Dr Menzies to move that the Government be requested to inquire into the expediency of making all passenger steamers carry the electric light. The Hon. G. M. Waterhouse carried a motion for a return of all females trained at the Normal Schools, showing those now teaching and in other pursuits. The mover said that the Normal Schools were a most expensive part of the educational system, were extravagantly conducted, and that every female who became a teacher coat the country nearly L2OO for her training. The following statute revision measures were read a second time, without debate, on the Hon. F. Whitaker’s motion, and referred to a committee :—Companies BUI, Crown Suits Bill, Diseased Cattle Bill, Employment of Females and Others Bill, Friendly Societies Bill, Inspection of Machinery Bill, Parliamentary Privileges Bill, Public Domains Bill, Public Reserves Bill. The Council adjourned'at 3.50. *

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NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 377, 23 June 1881

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NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 377, 23 June 1881