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Parliamentary Gossip.

UV KI'JXIAL TJ3LEGBAM FROM OUE OWJT, CORRESPONDENT.] .. ■ Wellington, June 23. Ministers have prepared a measure to give ratepayers what is known as the' direct veto at the ballot box in licensing matters. Provision is made for taking an annual poll of ratepayers in each licensing district to decide whether any licenses .shall be granted within the district during the -year.■■-. ] n . the event;^ vtftß*^pttblic voice deciding in favor of .prohibition, it follows' that'theibusinessibf.'fclio licensed victuallers' within the district must absolutely cease:- If,,;"'lfowefte^'^vStere decide against" prohibition; a second poll is to be taken under, the Jocal option' laws how in force, 1 to determine 'whother)there shall Jbe^ any increase, of the „different clakses'of 1 licenses!. ' " ' ■';.'_"■ :". On Tuesday members' will meet, at Major. Steward's request^, t to, discuss the aclvisableness' of adoptuig ,' Swiss 'system of government^—that' is,! broadly, an elected Executive. / „,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2449, 24 June 1890

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Parliamentary Gossip. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2449, 24 June 1890