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The Ho#se m^P-h 2.30 p.m. .JAMKS MACpONALO's PETITION. The Public Petitions Committee reported that tfre Government should make further enquiry J«to the petition of James Macdonald, who complained of certain action taken by the Official Assignee at Dunedin. The report was ordered to lie on the table, and be referred to the Government for consideration. THB BKUNNER DIBi'UTB. "JR^plying to Mr Guinness, Mr Mitchelson sm4 QvAk if the report of the Commission on 1)1$ fcute lately going on between tlie <voai W?n^ ?nd the mmc proprietors at Brunnertoii favourable to the miners, the Government jyonld introduce a Bill providing for a red'uctiiW of the royalty and railage. RAJJfJJT NUISANCE BILL. Mr Q'Goviijivr |£sumed the debate on the third reading oi'jthe Babbit Nuisance Bill, and moved that the j|iji be recommitted for reconsideration of .clause |.0, which provides for a maximum penalty of £2$ or six months' imprisonment for poisoning and removing rabbits from land without .tli,t: ttfrtl}Qrity of the owner. The debate wrn iitiujfrtfpted by the 5.30 p.m. adjournment. Thp House resumed at 7.30 p.m. After wjnjie discussion the motion for fcho recommittal of Rabbit Nuisance Bill was lost by 4b to 'X\. The Bill was read a third fjme and POST ,^>"l> TELKtiHAI'H CLASSIFICATION. Mr Mitche*.-.',>u moved the second roading of the Post ami Telegraph Classification Regulations Bill. .Government' thought that they should at »i ; «y rate grade tfep officers in this Department. j In reply ju~; Mr Richardson (Kaisijc.i)' Mr flitchelH.on said ♦..hat the increases' under the Bill would b ( e £#>00 fur this year, #4000 of which .was on aujfl-nes. under £2<?o, The total increase for five y«,'«-» under this BJH W'OJijd be £15,000. The debate was adjourned, MX HKNTMTS' #ILL, The Dentists' Act Ausemlmoiit I'ill v,-;ts considered in committee.

After a long discussion progress was reported. THE TRUCK BILL. The Truck Bill was considered in committee. • ; Clause 3 (wages to be paid in money only and not otherwise) created considerable discussion, but all efforts to expunge or alter the clause failed. Mr Monk characterised the clause as most tyrannical and unfair, and that it restricted, the rights of men. He was surprised at such a provision being allowed by a House supposed to be democratic. The Bill was still under consideration at 2 a.m., but no alteration so far had been effected.

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2503, 28 August 1890

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