Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 112

Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 112

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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: ...account. That was how the matter stood, and he was not sure whether it was a fair thing for the department to interfere again. He would, however, make inquiries, and if the Council was not in a position to provide the necessary moorings, it was possible he might devise some way of assisting them. THE STOKE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. Mr. GRAHAM (Nelson) asked the Government, Whether, in connection with the oflicial inquiry now being held in Nelson by a Royal Commission, a report to the following efiect is correct: That prior to limiting the range of inquiry to two years the Government were in possession of sworn statements by former inmates making grave charges against the management of the institution, which the limiting of the order of reference to two years prevents inquiry upon; and will the Government call for and be guided by the advice of the Commissioners (whose powers are already full and complete up to the limit of two years) as to whether in their opinion it is necessary, for the purpose of obtaining complete knowledge of the management of the institution, that the time should be made to embrace a longer period than that fixed by the present order of reference? He bad no doubt the Government was fully aware that the subject of this question was the cause of considerable agitation, particularly in the District of Nelson, and certain statements and reports had been made public in connection with it--some of them reflecting on the Government. One such statement which had been conveyed to him was to the eflect that the Government, prior to fixing the two-years limit for the inquiry, were in possession of sworn statements by former inmates of the orphanage making grave charges against the management of that institution. So far as he was...show more

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  • Paperback | 634 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 33mm | 1,116g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236777581
  • 9781236777584