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PARLIAMENTARY NOTES

(From our own Corbebpondbst.) Wbliington, September 10 SAW FBAfIOISCO MAIL. The followiijg are the kmendmenta to be moved by Mr Ward to the Premier's Ocean Mall Service leaolutlona :— l. Tba: the gross total cost of conveyance cf tbe ocean mallo should not exceed £20,000 per annom. 2. That experience baviDg thown that tbe San Francisco letvlce does not meet one of tbe main objects for which tt was originally uubsldlaed, namely, tne opening opoftr»de,andhaß6erved 10 develops » formidable competition In the Australian markets against the producers in this colony, it ia not deeirable that farther subsides should be granted to it. 3. That Government b« authorised to arrange for a fortnight ly 42 to 45 d«ys aervioe by the direct Bteamem, at » gcoss cost not exceeding £20,000 per annum ; ao bonuses and no penalties farther than a reasonable rate of fines for late delivery. 4 That failing satisfactory arrangements being made with the d rcct steamers for a fortnightly service the Government be authorised to arrange wl h the P. aud 0., the Orient, or otber lines, with which equally favorable arrangements oan be made for a weekly service via Melbourne At a total grow cost ino oding intercolonial isrvioas of not exceeding £20,000 per annum. 5. That no servioe be arranged for a longer period than twelve months, to-day's business. . No questions were aoawered to-day, the whole of the sitting being occupied with a number of Bills of only secondary importance. [PjBB PBSSS 48SOOIAXIOK.1 Wbllihoxoic, September 11. TRUST F(7HDS BOARD. When the House resumed at 7 30 last night the Premier moved the second reading of tbe Public Bevenue Aot Amendment Bill, to appoint an officer to act in the absence of the Auditor Gtneral, and to appoint a board to deal with the investment of tbe funds of the Post Office Savings .Bank, in accordance with the I jeoommendationß of the Public Accounts Committee. A lengthy discussion followed in course of wnicn several members opposed tbe constitution of suoh board. Tbe | Premier said that as Treasurer he would be glad to be relieved of the responsibility of dealing with Trust Funds, and be would say very plainly that the House had better leave things as they were. The motion was agreed to by 46 to 29. The Public Debta Sinking JPnnd Aot Amendment Bill, to increase the number of the board dealing with the Public Debts Sinking Fund, was r«ad a second time and committed. Several motions to report progress were lost. The Premier said it was impossible to proceed that evening in faoe of the opposition shown by a minority. Tbe obstrnotion showed olearly the necessity for reform in their prcoadure, Mr Balltnce said the Government had encouraged obstruction, inaimnoh as tha Premier la moving the second reading bad shown that the measure had not his full sympathy. Sir H. Atkinson explained that the measure was introduced in consequenoe of a resolution of tbe Home, and It was not nereasary for the Govern Baent to be in sympathy with the measure After further discussion a motion by tb< Premier to report progress was ctrrled bj 32 to 9. Tbe Public Bevenue BUI wa committed but progreas reported. OTHBH BUSDTJESSw The West Ooast Settlement Reserve Act, 1887 Suspension Bill, and Hosplta and Charitable Institutions Aot Amend ment Bill, werersad a first time; th Naval and Military Settlers and Volac teeis Laud Claims Bill was read a thir time and passed. Progress was reporte on the Thorndon Esplanade BUI and th Boose adjourned at 2 5 a.m.

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PARLIAMENTARY NOTES, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2223, 11 September 1889

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PARLIAMENTARY NOTES Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2223, 11 September 1889

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