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AN OPPOSITION CAUCUS.

[From Otra Parliamentary Reporter.]

WELLINGTON, September 27. , . 0 caucu s of the Opposition was held this forenoon, and lasted an hour and a-half. Captain Russell presided and there were twenty-three members nresent, six others bemg accounted for. After the selection of Mr Lewis to act as whip with Mr Massey, the only matter discussed was the attitude to be taken by the party on the question of the Hon. Mr Ward’s election. This was very fully gone into, and it was made clear that it was not intended to in any way introduce personal matters into the question, but merely to deal with it from its constitutional aspect. The opinion was unanimously at r rtr Sß , lafc Ull^er existing circumstances Mr Ward was not entitled to take his seat in the House, and it was decided to give the Government every opportunity, as guardians . privileges of the House, to deal with the matter in the constitutional way ; but in the case of the Government failing to do their duty in this respect the Opposition will move in the matter, and a committee of four, comprising Captain Russell, Mr Kollcston Mr George Hutchison, and Mr Scobie Mackenzie, was appointed to make anv necessary preparations. Should the Leade'r of the House not table a motion on the subject, a move will at once be made by Captain Russell to test the feelin" of members.

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AN OPPOSITION CAUCUS., Issue 10430, 27 September 1897

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AN OPPOSITION CAUCUS. Issue 10430, 27 September 1897

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