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The Speaker took the chair at 2.30. BILL PASSED. The Naval Vesting Bill was read a third time, and passed. coroners' inquests. The Hon S. E. Shrimski moved — •'That the Council still disagree with the amendments of the House of Representatives m the Coroners' Inquest Bill, and that a conference between managers of both Houses be asked for. The managers of the Council to be Messrs Stephens, Shepherd, and the mover."—Agreed to. SHIPPING AND SEAMEN'S ACT AMENDMENT BILL. The Attorney-General moved the second reading of this Bill, which, he explained, referred chiefly to the seamen of vessels trading m New Zealand, and provided for the maintenance of any seaman who might become ill m the colony, and further provided that a passage might be secured to him to any port at which he might be entitled to claim his discharge. The second reading was agreed to, and the Bill was ordered to be committed on Thursday next. employers' liability bill. The Hon E. C. J. Stevens, m moving *;he second reading of the Bill, said that the proposed measure was not what might be regarded as a Labor Bill, but was simply brought down to amend the Act of 1882, and to enable seamen and other workmen to obtain compensation from ship and factory owners m cases where they had defective machinery, etc. They might meet with personal injuries whilst m the execution of their duties. The second reading was lost by 11 to 10. WASTE LAND GRANT BILL, The Hon E. C. J. Stevens moved the second reading of this Bill, which waß agreed to, and the Bill was referred to the Waste Lands Committee. GOVERNMENT LIFE INSURANCE ACT AMENDMENT BILL, : Second reading agreed to.

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2502, 27 August 1890

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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2502, 27 August 1890

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