THE LAW AS TO BANKRUPT LEGISLATORS.
According to the appendix to the report of the Privileges Committee there is very little difference in the state of the law in various colonies in respect to bankruptcy, as affecting members of the Legislature. The law of England, which' has already been stated in these columns, is, however, very plain and very strict op the point. The "Victorian law provides that "If any member of the Legislative Council or Legislative. Assembly shall become bankrupt or an insolvent debtor within the meaning of the laws in force within.Victoria relating to bankrupts or insolvent debtors his seat in the said Council or Assembly,, as the case may be, shall thereby become vacant." . ' The Queensland Legislature enacted that "If any member of the Assembly shallbecome bankrupt or an'insolvent debtor within the nteaning of the laws in forcewithin the said colony relating,to bankrupts or insolvent debtors 'his ,seat in, such Assembly shall thereby become vacant." .The law of Canada is that "The place of a senator shall become, .vacant if he be adjudged bankrupt or insolvent or applies for the benefit of any laws relating to insolvent i debtors." : ; . .-.->.'-■■.. [; By. the NeWjSonth Wales statnfce it ia provided "Thatif any' member of the
Assembly shall become bankrupt or an insolvent debtor within the meaning of the laws in force within the said colony relating to bankrupts or insolvent debtors his seat in suoh Assembly shall thereby become vacant." It is interesting txmote thatin 1893SirGaorge Dibbs, then Premier of New South Wales, resigned on the 23rd Maroh, owing to his bankruptcy. He was re-elected on the 30th March, and again took his seat and the oath. In 1896 Mr J. G. Carroll, member of the Legislative Assembly, resigned on the 3rd September, filed his schedule and was reelected, the writ for the election being returned on the 15th September."
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THE LAW AS TO BANKRUPT LEGISLATORS., Evening Star, Issue 10445, 15 October 1897
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