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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Tuesday, June 13. FIRST BEADING. The West Coast Peace Preservation Bill and the Indemnity Bill were read a first time. SECOND READING. The Sheriffs Act, 1858, Amendment Bill was i ead a second time. IN COMMITTEE. The Married Women’s Property Bill and the Corrupt Practices Prevention Act Amendment Bill were passed through committee with substantial amendment. The Council adjourned at 4 p.m.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Tuesday, June 13. The House met at 3.30. SECOND READING. On the motion of Mr C. Johnston the Wellington-Harbor Board and Cosporation Land Act, 1880, Amendment, w«s read a second time. notices. Mr Daniel gave notice of a Bill disqualifying the Chinese from holding miners’ rights and business licenses on the goldfields. Mr Fish gave notice that he would ask if the Government were aware that certain firemen engaged on tho Otago railways were engaged fifteen hours per day, and others similarly employed were engaged twelve hours per day. Mr Hutchison gave notice that he would ask if the Government was aware that, in .consequence of their house being pulled down by order of the Native Minister, the wife and family of Te Whiti were rendered homeless. questions. In reply to questions, it was stated : Government would not amend the Representation Bill so as to extend the franchise to seamen afloat, so as to enable them to exercise the same in their respective districts. —An amendment would be made in the Land Act to enable deferred payment settlers to take up a further section of land under the same system.—At the close of the session the Native Minister would meet Tawhaio and Rewi at Auckland, for the purpose of settling the difficulties with natives re the King country. —Petitions addresed by British subjects in the colony to the Queen were transmitted by the Governor, who was bound by the regulations,so to do.

FIRST READINGS. The following Bills were introduced and road a first time:—To amend the Taranaki Iron Smelting Works Land Act, 1874; to amend the Dunedin Reserves Management Ordinance, 1867 (Mr Fish) ; the Lyttelton Harbor Board (Mr Wright); To Increase the Representation of the Maori People in the House of Representatives of New Zealand (Mr Hobbs); Mines Act, 1868, Amendment (Mr De Lautour); To Regulate the Width of Streets and Roads (Mr J. W. Thomson). “ HANSARD.” Mr Feldwick moved that the report of the reporting debates committee, recommending the issue of a daily “ Hansard,” should bo adopted. Sir John Hall moved, as an amendment, that the issue be four times a week. The House divided on the motion : Ayes, 20 ; noes, 5?. Mr Macandrew moved, as a further amendment—“ That the gratuitous issue to members be discontinued, and the price of one penny be charged for every four numbers. ” The original motion was put, and the Hoiae divided :—Ayes, 25 ; noea, 43. Mr Maoandrew’s amendment was then considered. THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT. Mr Macandrew’sremarks on the “Hansard” question were interrupted by the Hon. Mr Rolleston, who stated that the Financial Statement would not be made that evening. So far ai they could see, the Colonial Treasurer would not be able to deliver it until Friday. The House adjourned at 5.30. PUBLIC WORKS STATEMENT.

On resuming, in reply to a question, the Hon. Mr Johnston said he expected on Friday to be able to say when he would make the Public Works Statement. He hoped it would be on some day next week. SECOND READINGS. The following Bills were read a second time :—Trade Marks Act Amendment, Public Works Bills, and Waikato Confiscation Lands Bill. IN COMMITTEE. The House went into committee on the Industrial Schools Bill. The Bill passed through committee, and was reported, with a number of verbal amendments. The House rose at 1 a m.

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PARLIAMENTARY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 662, 14 June 1882

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PARLIAMENTARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 662, 14 June 1882