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The House met; at; 2.30 p.m. DANIKL MAHONEY'S PETITION The Public Petions Committee reported on the petition of Daniel Mahoney, for payment for work done as architect whilst he was in the Civil Service. The report recommended that the petition be referred to the Government for consideration. Mr Grimmoj^ moved an amendment* that Mr. Majvmey's claim be agreed to, and that, the petition be referred back to the Cmnmittoe to estimate the amount. A discussion, which lasted, the whole afternoon, took place on the subject. The amendment was carried on the voices. The House rose at 5.30 p.m. The, House resumed at 7.30 p.m. 'SCHOOL COMMITTBBS KEECTION BIIXw Major Steward (Waitnate) moved thesecond read of the School Committee* Election Bill. He explained that it was. i praatiQailly-the same as the measure whicft I was. passed by the House last session, and its main feature was the repeal of the 1 cumulative vote, which the House had so frequently condemned. The motion for the second reading was agreed to without a, vision.

MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS BILL. Major Steward (Waimate) moved the second reading of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1886, Amendment Bill, empowering a council to regulate the traffic of traction engines on streets or roads within boroughs. The motion wa>s agreed to. lATV PRACTIONERS DISQUALIFICATION BILL. Mr Verrall moved the second reading of the Law Practioners Disqualification Bill, to prevent any barrister or solicitor in active practice, within one year of a general election, from being eligible for nomination at an election for a seat in the House. The motion was agreed to. coroners' inquest bill. The Corners' Inquest Bill was considered in Committee. Clauses 1, 2, and 3 were agreed to with a few verbal amendments. Anewclause was inserted, pronVi ; n g for the payment of Coroners' jurors tti, the rate of 7s 6d per day, or portion of a day. Another new clause was added to the effect that no publican shall be required to receive a de.-id body into his house for tho purpose of an inquest when there is a morgue within two miles. The Bill was reported, read a third time, and passed. Mr Seddon moved the adjournment of the House. Ayes 18 ; Noes 18. The Speaker voted with the Ayes. The House rose at 11.15 p.m.

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2486, 8 August 1890

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2486, 8 August 1890

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