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A STONEWALL. Mr Goldie moved to reduce the vote by £250 (£SO off the salary Under-Sec-retary and £240 representing the salary of. a new officer, the Deputy-Registrar of Patents).— Lost by 13 to 16. Ml? Monk moved a reduction of £100, as a protest against the violation of principle, by the transferring of officers of th> Public Works Department to the Patent Office.—Lost by 12 to If, • Mr Fish, remarking that the time had now arrayed, for decisive action, moved thM the chairman leave the chair, and spoke for three hours. After the galleries were cleared the discussion on the item Justice Department j £1260 was continued. ... ■ The proposed increase of £25 ten the under-secretary was struck o^ and the ; vote as amended was passed. . The_ item, Ofawn; L^w- Officers, £;21^5,> w^s passed:, ': :'—;'.; < ,■: ■■-," i ; At 4.50 a.m. the motion to'report pro-; gress was carried by 22 to 6, and the House adjourned till 2.30 p.m. The House met at 2.30 p.m. LAW OK LIBEL BILE. The Law of Libel' Bill was received from the Legislative Council, and, re,as a first time. ■ BILLS PASSED. The Borough of Deyonport Empowering and Endowment Bill, Wellington School; of Design Bill, Auckland Harbor Board Empowering Bill, Timafu Charitable Aid Institution "Vesting Bill, Tuakit6tso arid Kaitangata Lakes Bill, Palmerston North Reserves Bill, and Kihrkihi Cemetery Reserves Leasing Bill, were committed, read a third time, arid passed. , ' l [ : , QUESTIONS. Replying 1 to questions ,ifc was stated that there was nothing m the Rating Act which would exempt volunteer drill sheds from taxation ; that the Government were not about to appoint' four lieutenants to the Permanent Artillery ; that the Government had not yet received 5 iumcient; information to enable t^iein, , ,to, sfytte whether they would give' facilities for passing this session the Strikes and Arbitration Bill, but they would care-; fully consider the matter; that the Government was not aware whether any < friendly societies had applied, to .have their accounts audited by the "Audit Department, but it was impossible with the i present staff that the Audit • Department could undertake this extra work, more es-, pecial^y as the House had lately largely ' reduced the vote for this department, ! that the Government were doing their best to preserve from sale all natural curiosities m the shape of hots or mineral, springy but that it was difficult "m many cases to do so, and at the same time facilitate settlement. The House rose at 5j30 p.m. ,;'•■■•■! The. House resumed at 7.30 p.m. INTERCEPTING SUPPLY. On the motion that the House go into Committee, of Supply Mr Taylor moved as an amendment/ th^t the Government

should take the necessary Bteps to obtain a permanent location for the legislative capital of the colony, by purchasing 1500 acres of land on the Canterbury plains, to be laid oiifc as a township. , The amendment was lost without discusbion, by 36 to 29. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY. The House went into Committee of Supply for consideration of the estimates. Departments—Supreme Court —L 7575. Mr Fish moved fco reduce this vote by £915, being the amount of the salaries on the Deputy Registrars at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin. —Lost by 36 to 34. Mr Fish then moved a reduction of £815.—The voting being equal, the Chairman gave his casting vote m favor of, the "Noes." Mr T. Thompson moved that the vot6 bo reduced by £590, being Lhe amount o^ clerks' salaries at Auckland, Wellington/ Dunedin, and Christchurch, and the increase of £35 m the salary. of the Registrar at Wellington. The amendment was carried by 36 to 33. - X Bankruptcy.—£7os3.—Mr T. Thompson moved to reduce this vote by £645. i The reduction of £646 was lost by 83 to 31. Captain Russell said that hef should accept a total reduction pn the vote of £445, including a reduction of £25 from each of the Official Assignees.—The total vote as reduced by £445 was passed. District, Resident Magistrates, and Wardens', Courts—£43 : 9B2. , Mr, Fish moved to reduce the vote, by £1015, including the striking off all increases over £'300, and £50 off the Resident Magistrates at Auckland, Gisborne, Wellington, Christchurch, Kaiapoi, Timaru, Greymouth, and Dunedin, £25 off the Resident Magistrate at Oamaru, £400 off the item travelling expenses and mileage, £11,860. .The total vote as reduced by £650 was ; passed on thft voices.l Prisons—£4o,6ls. Mr Fish moved a reduction of £1965. Mr Fish's motion was lost by 20 to 16. Mr T. Thompson moved to reduce tlw vote by £150.0, leaving it to the Minister to exercise his own discretion as to the direction m which to make it. ; The reduction of £1500 was agreed to on the voices, the Minister concurring;"!i Miscellaneous Service—£32sß.'' ; - Mr Gdldie moved a reduction of contingencies, £3000, by £500. • .; ; ; The motion was agreed to. Progress was reported; and the House rose at 1 a.m.

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2492, 15 August 1890

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2492, 15 August 1890

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