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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. < Friday, June 1G; , The Council sat five minutes; the only i business being the third readings of the Aliens Act Amendment Bill and the Sheriffs Act Amendment Bill. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ! Friday, June 16. The House met at 2.30. QUESTIONS. In reply to questions it was stated:— Government would consider the propriety of giving effect to the recommendation of the Railway Commission of a previous session in favor of abolishing free railway passes except to members of Parliament. —The Government was not unfavorable to the introduction of the cental of 1,5001bs as the standard for the sale of grain, but until the population was educated thereto it would be injudicious to adopt it. In Soutli Australia it had been adopted, but aftewards abandoned for the reason stated above.—An Order in Council was being prepared, declaring that stoats, polecats, ferrets and weasels, the natural enemies of rabbits, were protected under the Rabbit Act. The owners and lessees of land could obtain the services of imported ferrets from the Government on certain conditions. THE CHINESE. Mr Turnbull, on behalf of Mr Daniel, moved for leave to introduce a Bill to disqualify the Chinese from holding miners’ rights and business licenses on the goldfields. After discussion, the debate was adjourned for a fortnight, to enable the House to ascertain the nature of the Bill. FIRST READINGS. The following Bills were introduced and read a first time : Coroner’s Act Amendment, 1867 (Mr Stewart). Mining Companies Validation (Mr Weston). THE EXHIBITION. Mr J. E. Brown moved the adjournment of the House from Thursday, 29th inst., to the Tuesday following, to enable members to visit the Exhibition. The motion having been seconded by Mr Fish, the Hon Mr Rolleston said the Government would give every facility to the proposed visit. IN COMMITTEE. The following Bills passed through Committee :—The Waikato Confiscated Lands and Trades Mark Amendment Bill. NATIVE RESERVES BILE. Mr Kelly resumed the debate on the Native Reserves Bill. He objected to the principle of the Bill, and moved, as an amendment—That the Bill be read that day six months,” as it was expedient that native lands should be administered by the Land Department through its Land Boards. The debate was interrupted by the 5.30 adjournment. THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT. The Financial Statement [which will be found elsewhere] was delivered, and was afterwards discussed, the House adjourning at 1.20.

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PARLIAMENTARY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 665, 17 June 1882

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PARLIAMENTARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 665, 17 June 1882

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