LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. The debate on the National Provident Fund Act Amendment Bill was continued, ana on a division the second reading was affirmed by 23 votes to 2, the Horn J. T. Paul and the Hon W. Earnshaw dissenting. The Bill subsequently passed its final stages. The Workers' Dwellings Act Amendment. Bill and the Legislature Bill (No. 17) were put through all stages. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. The Minister of Mines, in reply to Mr Poland, stated that, unfortunately, the Miners’ Relief Fund had fallen to zero because of the fact that its revenue had not been recently supplemented owing to the export of gold having temporarily ceased. He was in hopes, now that gold could be exported, that the fund would begin to receive revenue again. In the meantime he intended relieving recent claims, which amounted to £7OC He would not undertake to discharge all back liabilities, as these amounted to over £1,200. The Railways Improvement Bill (reported elsewhere) evoked a lengthy second reading debate. The measure was put through all stages. The War Regulations Bill and a Bill dealing with trading with the enemy were introduced by Governor’s Message, and passed through all stages without discussion. The House adjourned at 1 a.m. till 10 a.m to-day for consideration of Local Bills.
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YESTERDAY’S PARLIAMENT, Evening Star, Issue 15632, 24 October 1914