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LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. The following Bins were put through all stages: —Taumruunui (Hospital District, West Coast Set tlement Reserves Act Amendment. Friendly Societies Act. Amendment, Talents, Design, and Trade-marks Act Ar endment. The Wages Protect inn and Contractors’ I.ions Act Amendment Bill was reported from committee with immaterial amendment, read a third time, and passed. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland Empowering was also put through its final stages. •idm Land Laws Act Amendment RU: ■a as put through committee with the amendment by the Minister indicated on tho rocoud reading stage, dim Bill was reported, read a third lime, and passed POLICY BILLS.- TWO DISAGREEMENTS. The Council decided to disagiec with the new clause added to the Legislative Council Bill at the ir.ttaii<.« o! Dr Newman, M.P., by which women are made eligible lor election as members of the Council. It was notified that the Douse disagreed with the Council's action in striking out of the Education Bill the clause inserted hy the Education t.omniit tee of the Douse under which power is given to school committees, 1 limit consulting the boaids, lu allow .schools to bo used lor the purpose or and religious instruction out-side 01 school hems. thus ottering facilities for the adoption of the "Nelson system.” dhe Council decided to insist 011 its ameiiidnient. On both matters managers from each branch of the Legislature will sit in 1 (inference.

HOUSE QE REPRESENTATIVES, Mr Ilindinar.-h presented n petition con taming 6.700 iiani .s protestiau against the Religious In?!ruction in Schools Bill. Leave of al si lica was giant, d 10 lo I’angihirua (Dr Buck) till tba end -at tiie session. The Don, W. Fraser -aid that he hoped to be able to lay the i-’pou of the lluntly Commission on the table nest silting day. and he flier,.‘lore pioj.o.-cd to take tin- debate on the Coal Mines Bill on Friday instead of at that sitting. The Leader of the Opposit ion urged that a reasonable amount of time should 00 giver to lead the report. He did inn think it wise to take the two .('bates similllai rniirdy. J.ll reply to Sir Joseph Ward, the Prone Minister said that Mr Schofield iriel been appointed 10 represent the whole of tire* New Zealand Press at the war.

ihe Deader of the Opposition made a fttuing protest against the'condition of tho rolls.Mu was in teccipl of < oinmunications from all parts of the country, and he was vrvili.lont tout the system \tollld ivstlit i:i the disfranchisement of thousands of people. An Mass-'.- said that everything possiulo had been done and would be done to bring ill-' tolls tip to date. The Government were sincerely anxious to get everyone on the rolls wlio had rt right to be there. The Public Works Amendment Bill was considered in committee.—At clause. 2, dealing with a restriction of the right to compensation in vases where land is taken for the purposes of public works, Mr Bussell took exception to the Bill being made retrospective, and ha moved an amendment to make it d-al only with future eases.— The, Minister (lion.'W. Fraser) intimated that he was wilting to drop the clause altogether. This course was adopted, and the Bill was reported us amended. The Pensions Act Anicnduu.nt Bill was pm through all staves without amendment. Ifc-ot a. so .‘end time: Public Works Act Amendment and Cook Islands Bill, 'l’m last-named measure was taken in committee, but a r.foneiKill was set up oil Uw title. n.;id after a while the Prime Minister to mi.-rt pro^ros. The Hmusc rose at 1.f»5 a.m.

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YESTERDAY'S PARLIAMENT, Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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YESTERDAY'S PARLIAMENT Issue 15637, 30 October 1914

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