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" GIVING A LEAD."

DOMINIONS AND MOTHERLAND

A HOUSE OF COMMONS LUNCH,

VPer Preßs Association—Copyright),

(Received March 4, 9.35 a.m.)

LONDON, March 3

The Hon. L. Harcourt presided at the Empire Parliamentary Party's luncheon to Lord Denham and MiArthur Myers, M.P., at the House of Commons. The Duke of Lord Bryce, Lord. Plunket, and many M.'sP. and their wives were present. Lord^mmott, in proposing the toast of. "The Guests," paid a tribute to. Australia's and New Zealand's reception of the British Parliamentary Party. He said the legislation in those countries was deeply interesting, and was inspired by a desire to beneiii the millions rather than the millionaires.. . . _..., .... . .' ', .... ;.-..:'' ' ••'' - 'Lord Benhant advocated that State Parliaments ehould be incorporated in the' Parliamentary Association on the same; terms as the Commonwealth.; Britishers often forgot that the' States had sovereign rights. ' " Mr Myers detailed the reproductive character of the New Zealand debt; and the popularity of the defence scheme, and explained the tendencies of social legislation. ! ; „ ,

The Duke of Argyll said the Motherland;' should _take hints from the over,sea's experience. . "The Dominions, in many aspects of democVacy," he said, " were older than .ourselves,: and' had given us.a. lead ,in making patriotic sacrifices? on behalf of defence."

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" GIVING A LEAD.", Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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" GIVING A LEAD." Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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