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BRITISH METHOD

COMMISSION APPOINTMENT

QUESTION OP PARTISANS

Parliamentary' Reporter.

WELLINGTON, this day.

In the appointment of the Royal Commission ,- on Licensing .the British method" had been followed* said the Prime- Minister, Mr. Fraser, referring, in.-the House of Representatives yesterday, to the criticism that members who were partisan were selected for the commission. The discussion arose during consideration in committee of tne clause in the Finance Bill providing that members of the legislature shall not be disqualified by receipt of remuneration •. as members of tne Royal Commission on Licensing.

Mr. Ffaser said it was common, particularly in the United Kingdom, for* members of Parliament to be appointed to sit on commissions, ana there was no reason why persons with special knowledge should not be appointed. His view was that the commission should be as widely representative as possible Workers wanted the Hon. F. G. Young, M.L.C., as their representative. He accordingly had suggested Mr. Young's .appointment, and took full responsibility t for that. The clause rjurelv to Mr. Young s lgou4ne P ntland did not provide for any more members of the commission. " ,' ~ Mr Poison (Nat, Stratford) said the commission should not be concerned, with particular interests, but with the best interetsts of New Zea The Minister of Internal. Affairs Mr Parry? expressed the view, that when a commission was appointed thefact-that a person particular interest did not Qualify him for selection, In such matters they ought to be careful on the way a commission was set. up to get the best possible sifting of. evidence. Mr Bodkiri (Nat., Central Otago) saM he dM not see why a member nf Parliament should be oepaixeu f°r f om a sm a ing e on any commission but £&£lo de specfalTp?oVnTme C nts ld He for appointment because tne important -thing - about... tne -juub commission J*"^ should be fair and J"g*gSe«£ r-miid never see the general » c, ;i~~ SVthl National Council o the Licensed Trade, Mr P. T. Loyie Mr. Young, the general secretary o the New Zealand Botel and Resw .ant Employees Unlo ">?f fives the no-license reprf entatiyes vi^wS^a^li-^hing S SS; Those, men would be very witnesses. were -In an the Prime Minister. —

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BRITISH METHOD, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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BRITISH METHOD Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 175, 26 July 1945

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