[by telegraph from our own correspondent.]
Wellington, August 1. A meeting was held yesterday on behalf of the Church of England, m support of Mr Pyke's Private Schools Bill. The Chairman (Mr Rouse Marten) explained that there was no intention of attacking or injuring the system of State education, but the desire was to provide an element of religious instruction, and, secondly, relieve the present financial strain. A motion was carried that the Primate be asked to petition Parliament m favor of the Bill, and subsequently a Committee waited on the latter,, who exexpressed his entire concurrence with the views of the deputation, and promised to petition Pai'liament as desired. He mentioned that when giving evidence before a Parliamentary Committee some years ago, he had warned them that sooner or later the Church would •rganise m this direction, and he thought the time had now come.
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Parliamentary Gossip., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2480, 1 August 1890
Parliamentary Gossip. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2480, 1 August 1890
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