(by telegraph—from our own correspondent.)
WELLINGTON, August 18, As I foreshadowed last week, Messrs Ballance and Bryce have com© to terms, which have been approved of by the Opposition and the Ministry, lor bringing the session to art early close. In.the first place, it is agreed that the following Bills shall be proceeded with and, if possible, pass,ed > —Truck ;, Qoal Mines Act, 1886, Amendment j Employers' liability; Shipping and Seamen's Act Amendment; Educational Besierves Leasing ; Todman Land Grant; Industrial Schools ; Mining Companies' Act Amendment; Children's Protection ; Oaths ; Census Act Amendment ; Sheep; Dentists' Act Amendment; Factories and Shops; Law of Libel ; Native Land Laws Amendment; Horomana Patatu Land Grant; Education Reserves Act Amendment; Electoral Acts Amendment; Arbitration ; Mercantile Agents; Westport-Ngakawau Railway Extension ; Volunteer Drillsheds ; and Land Trusteeis Validation. " Other measures of an urgent and technical character, i^ofc likely to excite obstruction, may a^so be proceeded with, but the remainder of' the Government Bills on ihe ; Order Paper are to be drop^eti A, new Sill to facilitate th,e formation, of n,ew electoral rofys, so. as to, hasten the. electjens., also to, be introduced and passed, and the. federal resolutions a,re to be ddscussed. The. Appropriation. Bjfll is to be passed for the fisi J3n.an.Qial year, but to cqnsaji\ a, ekuse suspending the operation of that portion of the Public Revenues Act which enables expenditure to be continued for a further three months withou'l; Parliamentary authority. Ministers und^tftke" that the new Parliament shaft'be called together on $a \ith''6t April, and they also undertake to observe the usual constitutional practice of resigning at once without waiting for Parliament to* meet if the result of the general election is decidedly against them. TJ\^ is not to interfere with "the right of. rnernb^ m Supply, to move reductions m items of the Estimates, but it is stipulated that the discussions shall \>& brief and nob unnecessarily proJk>o«eq, Messrs Fish and Section"'have* both agreed ty s^wi; Mr Ballance m giving 4sK<i h th,Q arrangement, but Sir George
Grey is understood to reserve the right of individual action, and to disapprove of any terms being arranged as between the Opposition and Government. As the Supreme Court Bill is amongst those to be abandoned, the question of MiEdwards' appointment will not b« raised this session, and his salary during the recess will have to be provided out of unauthorised expenditure.
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Parliamentary Gossip., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2495, 19 August 1890
Parliamentary Gossip. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2495, 19 August 1890
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