[per press association.] London, June 9,
Mr W. H. Smith informed the deputation of Agents-General who waited on him to-day, that Parliament would not be prorogued until the Western Australian Eabling Bill had passed. The deputation strongly protested against the retention of clause 8, which provides that any local Act authorising restrictions on the immigration of British subjects or any class of British subjects into Western Australia shall be reserved for the Queen's assent, as they feared it was favorable to the introduction of Chinese. Lord Knutsford, who had introduced the deputation, assured the Agents that the Government would only re-insert clause 8 if it was found beneficial to Western Australia to do so,
The Western Australian Enabling Bill was committed to-day. Mr John Morley spoke in support of the measure, but owing to the opposition offered by Sir George Campbell and Dr Tanner no progress was made.
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Western Australia., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2438, 11 June 1890
Western Australia. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2438, 11 June 1890
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