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The House met at 2.30 p.m. MOTION TO PRODUCE DOCUMENTS. I The Public Petitions Committee presented an interim report on the petition of Daniel Mahoney. The report embodied a resolution to the effect that, m order to enable the Committee to come to a decision on the petition, certain documents m the possession of the Minister of Justice should be produced before the Committee. As the Minister had refused to furnish them, the Committee desired its chairman to move m the House for their production, and the chairman moved accordingly. The question whether or not the documents be produced was debated for over two hours, the motion for their production being eventually agreed to on the voices. SECOND HEADINGS. The Patea Harbour Board Bill, Borough of Devenport Empowering and Endowment Bill, Wellington School of Design and Exchange Bill, Napier Harbour Board Further Empowering Bill, Auckland Harbonr Board Empowering Bill, Borough of Brunner Enabling Act 1889 Amendment Bill, Timaru Harbour Board Empowering Bill, Auckland Hospital Reserves Bill, Timaru Charitable Aid Institution Vesting Bill, and Gisborne Harb "ir Act 1884 Amendment Bill, were read a <•< cond time. The House rose at 5.30 p.m. The House resumed at 7.30 p.m. THE HUTCHISON ENQUIRY. Mr Larnach drew the attention of the House to a paragraph which appeared m the " Otago Daily Times" of a recent date, commenting on the slow rate at which the Hutchison Enquiry Committee was doing its business, and stating there was a tendency to let the matter hang over till after the general election. He said that the statements were without the slightest foundation, and ho protested against persons who were privileged to go about the lobbies as news-gatherers, playing Ananias m that way.. No motion was moved, and the matter dropped. DOG REGISTRATION BILL. A motion that the Dog Registration Act Amendment Bill report be postponed for a, week was lost by 29 to 24. Major Steward moved that the amendments made m the Bill the previous eyenim? bo agreed to. Mr Fish felt that last night members had failed to recognise the importance of theamendments proposed m the measure. Mr Taylor drew the (Speaker's attention fco the .state of the House. The House was counted out at 7.65 PtlU,

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2474, 25 July 1890

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2474, 25 July 1890