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The Premier and the Trades Council.

United Press Association— By Electric Telegraph. Wellington, May 1 Mr Seddon replying to the Trades Council's deputation said that he did not think there was a chance of amending the Workers' Compensation Act so as to provide for full wages being paid m case of accident. He was m favour of the minimum payment being £1 a week. It was the intention o£ the State to establish coal depots. That would be a check on existing monopolies. The question of a State coal mine m the North Island would have to be submitted to Parliament. He did not think Parliament would ever agree to break the existing land leases. He «greed with the proposal that land should be resumed at the owner's valuation plus 10 per cent, and he believed the time was not far distant when the law would be amended m that direction. He also agreed that a tenant should be given the value of ail improvements. As to an increase of land taxation and the reduction of taxation on the necessaries of life, he admitted that the present amount of taxation received from the Customs was out of proportion to the amount received from direct taxation. He believed the Legislative Council should be abolished. He was not m favour of making it elective. A revisory committee only was wanted. He was opposed to the principle of an elective executive. If it wa3 carried -out they would have to do away with the power and responsibilities of the King's representative to whom Ministers were responsible. What he feared, however, was that the selection by the House would bring about confusion and chaos.

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The Premier and the Trades Council., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6559, 2 May 1905

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The Premier and the Trades Council. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6559, 2 May 1905

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