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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. Attention having been drawn to the flirty state of many bank notes, the Minister (the Hon. F" 11. D. Bell) said ho would publicly warn the banks that clean paper money would have to be issued, otherwise the law would be .intended. In moving tha second reading ot too Wages Protection and Contractors’ Liens Act Amendment Bill, tire Minister intimated that he proposed to move a u»w ehinsf providing that fcvery assignment, disposition, "or charge made by a. contractor or a sub-contractor, or by any inferior contractor, to any person whosoever other than his workers for wages duo to thorn upon money duo or to become due to such contractor in respect of the contract shall ha.-? uo effect at law or in -quity against the lien and charge of a sub-contractor.- - the second reading was carried on the voices, and at a later singe of the sitting the new clause was added to tha Bill. The second reading of the Land Laws Amendment Bill was passed niter a piotest had been lodged against bringing down such an important measure at a stage of tho session which prevented proper consideration being given to it. The Aid to Public Works and Land Settlement Bill was put through all stages.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. The Native Land Claim- Adjustment Bill, which, it was explained, merely validates a single- transaction between two Native-, was introduced by the Hon. Mr Herries and referred to the Native Affairs Committee. In reply to Mr Ngata, the Minister of Defence said the question oj Maori war pensions and medals was under comniciuti -si. Mr Russell asked the Minister of Mines when the report of the lluutly Commis■inn would be brought down, and if the House would have an opportunity to tIL- . ttss it.—The. Hon. W. Eraser replied that he could not interfere, with the Commis--ion, but the report would bo received in due coarse. The Inspection of Machinery Bill was u-ad a second lime and pub through committee without material amendment, and passed its final stages. COUNCIL REFORM. Chi the third reading of the Legislative Council Bill chr Joseph Ward said tho Bill would not come into operation as an Act or Parliament until 1923 if the other branch of tho Legislature was to have the nominative system. Mr Russel*! said tho most important change was tho clause allowing women to Cl in the Council—a light denied them iu the House. The right of the Councillors i.: elect members to till casual vacancies and the nominative system would be ret ained. The Prime Minister predicted that the !b!i would pass into law this session. He said Sir Joseph Ward was incorrect in .Mating that the law would not come into operation for nine years. On tho motion that tha Bill bo read a third time Sir Joseph Ward called tor a division, and the BUI was parsed by 57 votes i>* 25. Tlje following was tho divisi'ii list: —Ayes. — —Noes.—Allen Atmore Anderson . Brown Bollard. K. F. Colvin Bradney t 'va igie Buchanan I bekie Buick ELI Campbell Forbes Coates Clover Davov Ha nan Dickson Hindmarali Escott Isiit Fisher M’Callnm Fraser Mac Donald Cnthrie M’Kenzie Hank- Ngaii Herdmau Para t a Herries Payne Hine TVihnd Hunter Robertson Lee Bus-,ell .Malcolm Seddon Marnier Thomson. J. CM assoc Veitch Newman, A. K. Ward Newman, E. Witty Nosworthy Okey Pornni" Rhodes, R. H. Rhodes. T. W. Scot: I Smith, F. FI, Statham Sykes Wilkinson , Young.

KDC C ATI O-V H ESERMES. 'hi the motion of the Minister iffou. J. Alien', the amendment- made hy the ( Vmncil in tin* Education Reserves Amendno nt Bill were agreed to. MASSEURS. Tb- Regulation of Masseurs Bilk which provides tor the- registration ami control of masseur*, was debated nr. considerable length. An amendment jdiat the Bill • lead this day six mouths was lost by d votes to 35. The Bill was then read a second time, and referred to a special committee. EDUCATION' BILL. Ilie amendments made in the Education Hill hy the Council wrro objected to by the Minister of Education (Hon. Janies Allen!, who moved that they be disagreed witb, Tiii- was carried, and Messrs •Statham, Hamm, and the. Minister appointed a cnnmiittio to set forth reasons for the disagreement. Mows Russell, But. and Witty strongly objected to the amendment of danse 19, in which the House had provided for hoard school buildings to be u-eil after hours for religion- instruction. MINOR MEASURES. The Taum.mnmi Hospital Districts Bill and llie. We.k. Coast Settlement Reserves Act Amendment. Hill w ere put through committee without- amendment, read a third time, am! pa-sed. The New Zealand Loan- Act Amendment Bill wa- it-mted from committee without amendment and pa-ecd. 'Che following measure-, were read a second time and put through their lina! stage- ; —War Contributions Roll. Friendly Societies Act Amendment. Mortgages Extension Act Amendment No, 2 'which give, the (Inventor power by Oriicr-in-Council to .-.upend or modify the Act without calling Rarliament together), I’atents, .De-ign-s. ami Trade-marks Act Amendment twhich provides tor the voiding or -immiThi by Order in-Council of any pati ut ; , end the Municipal Corpoiatiou-; Act Amendment Bill (which provides marbim ry for dealing with the alteration itf boundaries'. The House rose at 0.30 a.m.

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YESTERDAY’S PARLIAMENT, Issue 15636, 29 October 1914

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