CENSURED AND SUSPENDED
THB IK-JUDICIOUS Mil PAYNE DEFIES THE CHAIB.
[Per United Press Association.!
WELLINGTON, November 5.
"During- the discussion on tha Coal Mines Bill, just before 2 o'clock this morning, Mr Payne defied the ruling of the Chair in regard to a request that ho should withdraw certain words reflecting on tho Prime Minister. He absolutely refused to withdraw, and the question of his suspension was moved. The episode, was discussed, after Mr Payno had retired from the Chamber. The Hon. Mr Massey said he did not care what Mr Payno said about himself, but as the member for Grey Lynn hn.i defied the Chair it was his duty to more a vote of censure regarding him. Mr Payne was recalled on the suggestion of Mr Massey, but ho said, with all due respect to the Chair, that ho refused to withdraw his words.
The member was then suspended for the remainder of tho sitting. Mr Payne’s words were not taken down, but they were to the effect that the Minister of Labor (Mr Massey ) was connected with the murder of the Huntly miners.
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CENSURED AND SUSPENDED, Evening Star, Issue 15640, 3 November 1914