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TUESDAY, JULY 29. The Council met at 2.30 p.m. PETITION. Sir Frederick Whifcaker presented a Setition from debenture-holders of the ew Plymouth Harbor loan praying the Government to provide funds for paying th» coupons. He merely presented the petition, but took no respsnsibility. LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL BILL. The Legislative Council Bill was further considered m Committee. Sir Frederick Whitaker moved a new clause to secure the seats of present mem-, Jbers for life, notwithstanding the new appointees should hold their seats for ten years. Mr McLean moved that progress be reported. The motion to report progress was lost, and the original motion carried. The clause limiting the term of office to ten years was agreed to. ' The clause relating to future Speakers being elected by the Council was agreed to. Mr Shrimski's new clause providing that no new members be appointed till the number of members be reduced to 37, was negatived by 26 to 2. Mr Reynolds moved a clause allowing ex-members to retain the title of "honorable," access to the Parliamentary Library, and free railway passes. Progress was reported and leave granted to sit again. The Council adjourned at 5 p,m.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2478, 30 July 1890

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2478, 30 July 1890

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