Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 104

Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 104

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...the moment the matter objected to was uttered, the Minister of Lands regarded the allusion as a joke. He (Mr. Mackenzie) distinctly remembered the Minister inteijecting, in the course of the debate, " He "--meaning the Premier--" was only in training then," meaning that the Premier was only in training for stonewalling, at which there was a general laugh. Well, now, what transpired that night on both sides he confessed he very deeply regretted; but he was astounded at the proposition made by the Hon. the Minister of Lands this afternoon. When the request was made by the honourable member for Selwyn that other charges of an equally or even more objectionable character made by the Minister of Lands and the honourable member for Awarua against the honourable member for Patea should be included in the motion, the Hon. the Minister of Lands took up the extraordinary position of saying that if the honourable member for Patea wanted these things inquired into also he should have another Committee. That proposition, too, had the approval of the Premier. Now, what occurred in the House the other day when a Committee was demanded by the leader of the Opposition to inquire into a breach of the privileges of the House, in so far as tables of figures and other matter were alleged to have been inserted in Hansard which were not uttered in the House? What action did the Premier then take? He loaded the motion with a whole lot of other and bogus inquiries to be made by the same Committee. have been unspoken. Mr. SEDDON.-That was not a Select Committee. Mr. M. J. S. MACKENZIE?-What was it, then? Mr. SEDDON.--The Reporting Debates and Printing Committee. Mr. M. J. S. MACKENZIE.--A sessional Committee! Now, here they had a more

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