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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Thursday, July 20. SALMON OVA. On the motion of the Hon. Dr Menzies, it was agreed that it is expedient that the introduction of salmon ova should bo resumed and continued. The Government assented to the motion. BILLS. The Nelson College Act, 1858, Amendment Bill was read a second time ; and the Dog Registration Act, 1858, Amendment Bill a third time. The following statute revision Bills were read a second time without, debate :—Dangerous Goods Bill, Imbeciles and Passengers Bill, and the Prisbns Bill, The Council rose at 3.45. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Thursday, July 20. The House met at 2 30 p. m. QUESTIONS. Replying to various questions, members of the Government stated that a sum would bo put on the Estimates for the training wall at Westport, and an endeavor would be made to carry out the recommendations of the Westport Coal Committee. —Judge Johnston would only b.- absent for another two months, and another appointment was therefore deemed unnecessary.—No free passes had ever been promised to natives interested in the native reserves at Riverhead and Te Awaroa. On the Auckland Kaipara line certain promises had, however, been made them, and enquiries would be made with a view to the fulfilment of these. BILLS. The Greymouth High School Bill (Mr Petrie), and a Bill to facilitate free trade in land by abolishing the law of entail and settlement at present in force in the colony (Mr Moss) were introduced and read a first time. IN COMMITTEE, The following local Bills were passed through committee with trifling amendments :—Bluff Harbor Foreshore Reclamation Bill; Dunedin Southern Market Reserves Leasing Bill; Timaru Harbor Board Bill; and Timaru High School Act Amendment Bill.

In committee on (he Lyttelton Harbor Board Bill, an amendment was carried, making the number of Government nominees one instead of two, and giving a representative to the borough of St. Albans.

In committee on the Dunedin Harbor Board Empowering Bill, Mr Fish proposed a new clause, to provide that not more than half the amount raised should be expended on the Upper Harbor until vessels of 23 feet draught could cross the bar.

Mr Wright opposed any further expenditure on the Upper Harbor, and the discussion procceeded until lime for the Chairman to report the Bills already passed had arrived. On the Speaker resuming the chair, Mr Fish opposed Mr Wright’s motion that the amendments in the Lyttelton Harbor Board Bill should be considered next week, and moved that they be considered two months hence. He was speaking when the Speaker left the chair for the dinner adjournment. PROTECTION OF TELEGRAMS BILL. Mr Feldwick moved the recommittal of the Protection of Telegrams Bill, in order to strike out the proviso inserted on the motion of Mr Ivess in clause 2, at an early hour of the morning, and by a small majority. He was advised that the proviso would render the Bill not only useless, but actually mischievous and dangerous

Messrs Ivess, Turnbull, Joyce, and Petrie opposed the recommittal, and Messrs Evans Brown and Pyke supported it. The re-committal was carried by 37 to 24.

A motion was then proposed that the Chairman do leave the chair, which was negatived on the voices. After three hours' discussion, the proviso was st ruck out by 27 to 22. Mr Ivess then made another attempt to get his proviso inserted in a modified form, bat the Speaker ruled he could not receive it, and the amendments of the Committee were ordered to bo considered on August 5. CORONERS ACT AMENDMENT BILL. The Bill was committed with the addition of a new clause for the payment of jurors. The House rose at 12.45.

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PARLIAMENTARY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 694, 21 July 1882

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PARLIAMENTARY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 694, 21 July 1882

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