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Parliamentary Gossip.

[special telegram from our own CORRESPONDENT. ]

Wellington, July 4. PUBLIC WORKS STATEMENT. The Public Works Statement is understood to be ready for delivery, and if the other business is sufficiently advanced Goverment will bring it down about the end of next week. CORPSES. The hotel keepers are often put to inconvenience and loss owing to the offensive state of corpses brought to their premises for inquest purposes, and which they are now compelled to receive. Mr Shrimski has decided to introduce a Bill m their interest to forbid holding inquests at licensed houses m boroughs, and to provide that m cases where there is no morgue all bodies shall be taken to the mortuary of the nearest hospital, and the inquests to be held at Courthouses. BIBLE IN SCHOOLS. A meeting of the Bible m Schools party was held this morning. Mr Acland presided, and ten members were present, besides whom others were accounted for Regret was expressed for the death of Mr Menzies, one of the leaders of the movement. The Bill drafted by Mr Tanner was discussed. Its provisions were m the main agreed to, exception being taken to the clause allowing comment The Bill is set down for the second reading next Wednesday.

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Parliamentary Gossip., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2459, 5 July 1890

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Parliamentary Gossip. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2459, 5 July 1890

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