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PARLIAMENTARY NOTES

(PBR PBKB3 ASSOCIATION.) Wellington. July 3, At tho evening sitting, Sir G, Grey moved— "That m tin opinion of the House it la not desirable that house allowanoa should be paid to' any Mloiafer who does not reside at the se*t of Government." The Premier said that the allowance was made to Ministers m Hen of personal allowances. Mr B*U»ncV could not agree with (he last speaker. There had bean a Ministerial residence m Wellington at the disposal of the Attorney General, had he chosen to reside In Wellington instead of In his own house m Auckland. Sir Q, Grey replied, and the motion was agreed to on the voices. Mr Samuel moved the Beoond reading of the Divorce Extension Amendment Bill, the provisions of whloh were similar t"> thos9 In the measure introduced on several previous oooaslonr. The sime power was given to the wife to petition for divorce as that now possessed t-y tho husband. The wife or husband might marry again aftor a deeertlon of seven years of imprisonment for a criminal offence for eeven years. Mr Fish opposed tho Bill. The facilities for breiking the marriage tie should not be increased. M»jir Steward snpported the Bill, and Mr Blake opposed It. Tho eeoond raadiog was agreed to on the voices. The Premier laid on the table the oorres pondepoe between Mr Fisher and him* self, and m reply to a question, said that he. objected to the papers being printed without being first referred to the Printing Committee, as there were charges against public officers who could not defend themselves. Mr Tornboll strongly objected to ft personal quarrel between the Ministers occupying so muoh of the attention of the House, Mr Fisher said the correspondence had been initiated by the Premier, It would be most uufalr to him after what h*d been Bald of him if the corres prndanoe was not published. The Premier denied that he had initiated the correspondence. He regretted nolhlrig that he had written, but he regretted the cause whUh was a di? grace to tho eojeny- Mr Fisher moved tha? the papers be referred to the Printing Oommlttee, whioh was carried by 8$ to 36. The Houaa then went into Oomml'tee <»f Supp'y f daring wfyloh a le-Dgthy diaonrslon ensned on the Yoluntesr vote, Oapt. Rnasoll and oU>e:a contending that the vote was inenffioiei.it for tne proper training of ths Volonteers. Mr Fergus, nald that an item would be placed on 'be I Supplimcniary Bstimates. to provide for] more tffiglcnt tmlnips* I

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PARLIAMENTARY NOTES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2164, 4 July 1889

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