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BRITISH POLITICS.

PLUMAGE BILL.

READ A SECOND TIME

(Per Press Association—Copyright.)

LONDON, March 10.

In the House of Commons, Mr 0. E. Hpbhouse, in moving the second reading of the Plumage Bill, said the cvi-_ dence in support of the measure from travellers, sportsmen, and 'others was overwhelming. The plumage of 77,000 egrets, 25,000 humming-birds, and 162,^ 000 kingfishers had been sold in Lpn-; don since June, 1913. ] uradise birds in Papua and lyre birds, in Australia had been almost exterminated. Great Britain was acting towards the colonies .is a receiver of stolen goods. He hoped that an international conference on tne question would be held immediately.;.

Several members opposed the measure owing to the loss of trade its enactment would cause.

The Bill, was read a second time by 284 votes to 27. „, : , ... .' ..••;';

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BRITISH POLITICS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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BRITISH POLITICS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8815, 11 March 1914

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