HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Wellington, July 11
The House met at 2.30,
The Premier gave notice to introduce the Anstralian and New Zealand Naval Defence Bill.
In reply to Mr Massey, the Premier said that the report of the Land Commission had gone to the Governor, and as sooa as it was returned he would make an j announcement to the House. :
The debate on the motion for the second reading of the Old Age Pensions Bill was resumed.
MrT. E. Taylor moved the following amendment:—" That no Bill dealing with old age pensions will be satisfactory which fails to place the sy3tem on a more equitable basis by abolishing the penalties now imposed upon the many thrifty and industrious old colonists who,because they possess a home valued at £290, are deprived of a pension, and the House is of opinion that this injustice should be removed before the pension is increased." Mr Ell seconded the amendment. The discussion was continued till the early hours of the morning. Eventually the amendment was negatived by 46 to 26, and the second reading carried by 59 to 10. The House rose at 3.10 a.m.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6619, 12 July 1905
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