NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT.
'■ l Ifmday, July L The House mat at 2.30 p.m. SECOND BEADING. Mr Stevana moved the second reading of the Church of England in Now Zealand Trustees. lncorporation and St Paul’s Pres* byterian Church (Christchurch) Bills. Carried. mtw biii. Sir G. Grey gave notice that he would of parties to the practice .of law| , ' ' DR POLLEN’S'PBNBIOK. 1 / ’■ Mr Steyena , brought^up i l^r4?Bbhe t counts committees report omthe .ponaion ■ of Dr Pollen, which was ordered to be cancelled on Thursday nest. ».Theorapwt was as fdttdito:4-*lThAtlin "iwiifilrigf a pension of L4lB 15s a year, to Dr, Dolmen,, and paying that pension from ib& 30m/ October, 1876, the Government abtod ac- *- cording to the weight of opinion given by the Grown law officers, : and seven * paid f; ' > L1,39112s 6d less than the-Audit.Departs mont were willing to. to Dr Pollen.’ The Committee are, however, of opinion, that the Crown } l%w.pffioets. -, r and OiVil servants of -the eoloby ’ * the most : favorable interpretation on doubtful points:in this! claim for pension, i and underrated circumstances which appear to make the claim of doubtful legality. ■ I The committee think it is open to grave doubt whether Dr Pollen was entitled to reckon for the purposes of .hie; pension the time. during which he held a seat in the Executive Council, without pay or • portfolio. The committee are also of opinion that the promise made by Shf/Ji; -i Yogelthat the sum of L3Qo;.paid to Dr ■' Pollen as paymaster of the Imperial, pen- , sions should be^ii^aded'WthP'jdateiflar-“’‘ tion for the purposes.of the. .pension, was. , one which itwra lawful ad* 1 '" thority of any Minister to make,' and subversive of dpe Parliamentary; authority and control. The committee consider tlutt any case of the abpye nature which, may. > in itself be reasonable, but is surrounded by legal difficulties; Should be submitted to Parliament fer decision-^’’ : QuSSffliolT; 1 The Hon J. Hall said tjikt would consider the propriefy.of arranging sittings of the Supreme Court twicer year at Gub(Nmdrr.t<^incH^<4as9naMaMKraKßiMMnßnt3i!a
regulation jo? |tt.*«nQKß m ,> - The HousS went Into committed bn 1 the Regulation of Elections Bill. "' Clause 6waa .amended; ; sq -as tp read “ provided such change do notified in one or more newspapers -circulating firthe : dialtrict at least seven clear days r before the I'— 1 '—’ 1 daj of polling.” ! V ' w & - Clause 9, «•> 1 1 - ! ‘ Dr WaUis , taking all polls on the one 'day . bp, struck. V ..out/ 1 V 1 Ayes, 28 ; noes, 22." , Clause 10. ... - - Mr W.opd- moved that inateacjr pf tear days beifag allowed belweehl 'dite» son. nomination and the poll, 'the number jof ? days be hot more than five mid hot less, | than three. ,y t y •; y t "Vi y The amendment was negative,dl ' ' Clause 11; written hdnhnatioh: ! 1 Mr Saunders moved; that : it be struck out.-' The it stand as printed.' '• 'tnnO leoW • - Ayes, 23 ; noes, 24 The amendment vas carried-. The following is the division 1 like ' / Ayes Messrs Allwright, Baln/--Beotham , Fisher, 7 J. Bi« (Boiler), Fisher, • ■ J. jT. (Heathcote), Giotgo, ■ Sir G/Grey, Messrs • Hirst; - H (W aUace),' <• Hutchison, - • Johnston,'Levin, MacandreW; McDonald; 1 ' Montgomery, Murray, Pitt,'Beeves, Reed, Richardson, Shephard,' iShrimski, Stevens, ,W»stpn.:.i wm • ! Noes—Messrs Bastings, Bowen, Bryce, Cplbeck, Collins, Gibbs, Hamlin, Horst* ’house. Kelly, Leviafam, Moss. RusaelL __ "Baundehl,l Seda on, opeighc,! otudfiolme, Sutton, Swanson, Thomson,' Trimble, i Turnbull, Wallace j’Wood,-Wright. ' ? * The House resumed at 7.30. REGULATION or BLEGTOfIsBILt: ' r : Clauses 12, T3/14, and 15 were struck out on the understanding thkt they'would * be re-modelled in- conformity with the - alterations in the context. .* ■; Clause 16— 1 An amendment by Mr •* Bastings'that the poll open- ai 6 a.m. ’■ instead of 9 a. m. J was loSt : OUthe voices. On behalf of Mr Barron, who was absent, a-further amendment f was ,&aqved -jr-“ That the poll close at 8 instead of 6.” . The House divided oh the‘qhbstion that 'the clause as printed be passed—ayes, 33; ■ Clause 28—Mr an amendment, affirming theprincipleof allowing no person to exercise mere than one vote. ,r% . After considerable further discussion, the committee amendment being nejraciVia by 28 to 23. The following is the! mvtsibp list:— Ayes—Messrs Baitingsu De Lautour, J. B. Fishar (Bffilbr)"/J. T. Fisher (Heathcote), Sir.G. Grey, Messrs Hutchison, Macandrew* - McDonald, Seddon, Thomson, Tole, Trimble, Turnbull, Weston. Noes ■-! Messrs ■■■ Allwright, Bain; | Beetham, Bowen, Bryce,Colbeck, Collins, Sir W. Fox, ‘ Messrs' Gibbkj Hirst (Wallace), Hursthouae, Johnston, Kelly, ‘Levastam, McGaUghan,*'Pit!:,' Richardson, Russell, Stephens, Stndholme, Sutton, Swanson, Wakefield, Wallace, Whitaker, Wood, Wright. Pairs—Ayes—Messrs Barron, Harris, Andrews, Jones, Stewart, Brown, .Mhh, 1 ' BaUatice, Gisborne,.. Bunny, „' | Tairoa. Noes—Messrs Fulton, . Oliver, Dick, Mason, McLean; -Brandon, Levin, : Atkinson, Rolleston, Shanks, Whyte, Kenny. “ ' ~.r 7 Clause 29—Numbering voting papers. ~; Mr Hutchison movedJh»t.the. clausa.be struck out.
Tbe amendment was negatived on the voice*. Clause 34. : ' Mr Montgomery moved that the clause be altered so as to strike out the proviso preventing anyone voting for more than two candidates in districts returning three members.
The amendment was negatived on the voices, and the clause passed as printed.
The rest of the clauses up to., 58 were passed with verbal amendmenta.ih one or two cases.
Progress was reported, and. the House adjourned at 12.15. ' ,
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NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 385, 2 July 1881
NEW ZEALAND PARLIAMENT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 385, 2 July 1881
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