Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 111

Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 111

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...with their small farms, and they consequently get through their contracting work as quickly as they possibly can. I say the local bodies, in carrying out the different works, have done more for the country districts, and have produced better work, than the Government has in any of its contracts. I could quote instances over and over again in which the local bodies have spent large sums in the district, and have had better work done than could have been accomplished by a.Government contractor or under a Government overseer. I think it is very unfair that any section of members of this House should try to force such a Bill as this on the country constituencies. Though the honourable member for Auckland City (Mr. Napier) has given us the advantage of his legal knowledge to-night, I say there are many local bodies, notwithstanding the injunction he talks about, which would resist such an injunction in order to carry out what they consider to be in the true interest of the district they represent. I consider the whole Bill is perfectly useless, and not required. The Premier told us it had been asked for. I have no hesitation in saying, as far as the North is concerned, no local body ever asked for such a Bill as this; in fact, all the local bodies in the North will resist the provisions contained in it, and, if no other member of the House calls for a division on the second reading, I, as a representative of a country district, will call for it and record my vote against it. Mr. NAPIER (Auckland City).--I wish to make a personal explanation. I understand that during my absence from this Chamber the honourable member for Palmerston stated as a fact within his knowledge that I, in my capacity as Chairman of the Auckland Harbour Board, more

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