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PARLIAMENTARY.

LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.

Friday, July 7. ; RAILWAY ACCIDENTS. ' The Hon. Colonel Brett gave notice that he would ask if the Government would take steps to prevent the recurrence of the railway accident at Kaitoke on Saturday by not attaching timber carriages to the passenger trains. POLICE WANTED. The Hon. Mr Robinson gave notice to move that constable oliould be stationed on the wharves when steamers are leaving, to prevent the use of disgusting language and breaches of the peace. THE VAGRANT ACT. On the motion ot Colonel Brett, a return was ordered of all the charges of indecent exposure in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Danedin during the past year. . FISHERIES. The Fisheries Bill was further considered in committee. The Hon. Mr Nurse moved an amendment, providing that a single license to fish should bo available all over the colony. After considerable debate the amendment was carried on the casting vote of the Chairman, a proviso being added thit the fee for a license for the whole colony should be 425, and for a single province 21s. BILLS. The Railways Construction and Laud Act Amendment Bills, and the .DogiKegistration Act Amendment Bill were read a second time. The Union Bank BQl? Auckland College and Grammar School Bill; and Pensions Bill were read a first time. The Council rose at 4.15. house of representatives. Friday, July 7. The House met at 2.30. NATIONAL ASSURANCE. The Hon. Major Atkinson gave notice of the following motion for Monday 1— “ That, in the opinion of this House, prd-. vision should be made against sickness and pauperism by compulsory national insure ance, to secure the following benefits ; (1) Sick pay for every single person, male or female, between the ages of eighteen and sixty-five years, of not loss than 15s per week during sickness. (2) A sick pay for every married man of not less than 22s 6d, and for every married woman 7* 6d, during sickness. (3) A superannuation allowance of 10s for every person, male or female, from sixty-five years of age to death. (4) An allowance of 15s per week for every widow with one child, increasing according to scale with size of family to 30s per week, until the children are fifteen years of age.” QUESTIONS. In reply to questions it was stated that Government had not sufficient reason to doubt the expediency of importing ferrets as a means of overcoming the rabbit nuisance, but as it was understood a communication or. the subject was coming forward from the Otago Acclimatisation: Society, they would consider the arguments adduced therein.—Under clause 191 of the Standing Orders, a member absenting himself for one week from, his Parliamentary duties without leave might be adjudged guilty of contempt, and under clause 193 a penalty of LSO could bo inflicted, The Hon Mr Johnston said the rule prohibiting the transfer of railway tickets for the use of any but the person who purchased them was necessary to check the abuse of the return ticket system, and could not be altered. In Victoria the return tickets had been abolished, and it might be worth considering whether this course would not be adopted here.—Enquiries should be made as to the necessity for extending telegraphic communication to Methven and Barrhill.—The case of Mussen, under sentence in Lyttelton Gaol, was under consideration. FIRST READINGS. The following Bills were introduced and read a first time .—Gladstone Reserve (Mr Feldwiok) ; To provide for the temporary appropriation of Government House, garden, and grounds at Auckland to certain public purposes (Sit G. Grey). SECOND READINGS. The following were read a second time :

—Lunatics, Friendly Societies, Education Districts, Education Reserves, Mining Companies Registration Yalidation (Mr Dick). ALIENS ACT. The House went into Committee on the Aliens Act Amendment Bill. Mr Seudon moved that the fee for rhe naturalisation for persons resident in the colony for twelve months be reduced from 20s to Is. Lost on the voices. Mr Seddon moved the fee be 2s 6d, which was carried on the voices. Mr Pyke moved the insertion of a clause providing that nothing in the Bill should apply to Chinese. The Committee divided on the proposed additional clauses. Ayes, 40 ; noes, 16. The debate was interrupted by the 5.30 adjournment, and was subsequently resumed in Committee, and progress was reported. THE LAND ACT. The Hon, Mr Rolleston moved the second reading of the Land Act, 1879, Amendment. After a lengthy discussion, the debate was adjourned on the motion of Mr Fulton. NEXT SITTING. On the motion of the Hon. Major Atkinson, it was agreed that the House should meet on Monday, at 7.30, for Government business. At IL3O the House adjourned.

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PARLIAMENTARY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 683, 8 July 1882

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PARLIAMENTARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 683, 8 July 1882

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