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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Wednesday, July 12. SECOND READING. The Union Bank of Australia (Limited) Bill was read a second time. PROTECTION OF ANIMALS. The Hon. Mr Nurse moved—“ That the Government should put in force section 28 of the Animals Protection Act, 1880, and prohibit the introduction of exhibitions in circuses or menageries of noxious animals. railway guards. On the motion of the Hon. Mr Nurse, it was agreed that it was desirable that railway guards should have the power of constables, to arrest drunken travellers. PENSIONS BILL. The Hon. Mr Reynolds moved the second reading of the Pensions Bill. After a brief discussion the debate was adjourned until next day. The Council rose at 5 p.m. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Wednesday, July 12. The House met at 2.30. QUESTIONS. In reply to questions it was stated that Government would consider the question

of granting a bonus for tho manufacture v of barbed fencing wire in the colony.— The experiment of importing ferrets from a England had not proved very satisfactory, , but they knew of no reason for believing that their introduction was injurious. 11 There were thousands of them in the Kaikoura district, and the effect had been excellent.—Government was quite alive to the necessity of deepening the approach j to the new railway pier at Port Chalmers, s so as to enable the steamship now under stood to be on its way from England for a cargo of frozen meat to bo brought alongside the said pier, and action, would be taken in the matter. NEW BILLS. Tho following new Bills were introduced and read a first time :—A Bill (No. 2) to Amend the Auckland College and ■ Grammar School Act. 1877 ; the Mining on Harbor Board Reserves Bill; tho 1 Mining on Education Reserves Bill ; the 1 Minining on Water-race Reserves Bill. RAILWAY ADMINISTRATION. Mr Wright, on his motion in iwot of placing tlTe Middle Island main railway line under the administration of a Board being called on, said that, after the statement made last night on the subject by the Minister of Public Works, ho felt some disadvantage in going on with it now. Postponed for a week. THE UNSEATED CANDIDATES. Mr Ivess moved—“ That this House will on Wednesday next resolve itself into a committee of the whole to consider an address to the Governor requesting his Excellency to place a sufficient sum on the estimates to recoup Major Harris And Mr Wason the taxed costs which they incurred in the elections petition courts which declared the elections void owing to the laches of the returning officers whom the Government employed to conduct the elections for the Wakanui and Franklyn North seats.” After discussion, Sir John Hall moved , tho following amendment, which was carried ; —“ That a Select Committee be ap- ■ pointed to report whether in any of the . cases in which election petitions have been tried by tho Election Petition ' courts, the circumstances are such as to f render it just and reasonable that tho pers sons upon whom the costs of such trials t have fallen should bo relieved therefrom t by a grant from the Colonial Treasury, r and alsTo as to the costs charged in such f inquiries.” r NAVAL TRAINING VESSELS. y Mr Sheehan moved —That a Select t Committe be appointed, consisting of ten t members, to consider and report upon the | best means of giving effect to the expressed a wishes of the House in favor of naval training vessels ; the committee to have e power to call for persons and papers and t to report in one month. ” y RAILWAY MANAGEMENT. o Mr J. Brown briefly moved—That a d commitlee be appointed to enquire into s and report on the present system of y management of the railways of the colony; d three to form a quorum, and to have d power to call for persons and papers, and 3 report within a month.” In reply to the Hon, Mr Johnston, Mr ,£ Evans Brown said he wished the inquiry 0 to be into the general management. „ Mr Montgomery briefly moved a resolu- “ tion limiting the inquiry into the points ,1 named.

After some discussion the debate was interrupted by the dinner adjournment. PASTORAL LANDS. The Disposal of Pastoral Lands Bill was read a second time on the understanding that the debate should take place on the motion for Committal. OATHS AND AFFIRMATIONS. The Affirmations in Lieu of Oaths Bill was, on Sir George Grey’s motion, read a third time and passed. mortgages release bill. Mr Feldwick moved the second reading of the Mortgages Release Bill, which he had introduced at request of Invercargill Chamber of Commerce. Its object was to substitute a single receipt endorsed on the mortgage for the expensive deed of release now required. After discussion the debate was adjourned to August 3rd. GOLD DUTIES ACT. Mr Seddon moved the second reading of the Gold Duties Act Amendment Bill. It was similar to a Bill passed by the House last session, but thrown out elsewhere. Its object was to compel persons selling gold to say where it was obtained, so that the duty might go to the local body entitled to it. NATIVE LANDS COURTS. Mr McDonald moved that the House agree to the amendments made in the Native Land Court Amendment Bill. After discussion the debate was adjourned for a week. MINES ACT. The Mines Act Amendment Bill was reported from committee with amendment. TECHNICAL EDUCATION. In Committee on Mr Hutchison’s motion for a vote of LI,OOO for technical education, a long discussion took place. Ultimately the resolution was agreed to with the omission of all words after ‘‘night school.” LAW PRACTITIONERS BILL. The House went into Committee on Sir George Grey’s Law Practitioners Act Amendment Bill. The motion of Col. Trimble to substitute two Judges for one was negatived on the voices. The Hon. Mr Rolleston moved the insertion of words requiring the candidates to pass an examination in general knowledge as well as law. Negatived on the voices. The Bill was reported with trifling amendments. The House rose at 1.30.

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PARLIAMENTARY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 687, 13 July 1882

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PARLIAMENTARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 687, 13 July 1882

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