Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 91

Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 91

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... per ton. He did not! P session it would come up again, and they had good reason to believe this industry would here after be successfully worked in New Zealand. Mr. LICGOWAN should support this Bill because this was a colonial industry, and he considered the system of supporting colonial industries by way of bonus was one of the best means of assisting this industry. He should have thought the honourable member for Rangitata would have been quite satisfied to see a conversion, whether early or late, of any kind. However, he was dissatisfied with his honourable friend, while be (Mr. McGowan'; thought the honourable gentleman shows wisdom in being converted to this; only he had made a slight mistake with reference to the aid given to the gold-mining industry. He only wished the House would give such aid to the gold-mining industry as would enable the eople who were already in the colony to be employed at profitable labour. That was what was wanted; and he considered the honourable member for Dunedin City (Mr. Earnshaw) had given his case away when he referred to the fact that cane-sugar was so cheap because it was produced by coloured labour. The proposal was to encourage the production of beetroot sugar by New Zealand labour; and, as to the contention that they would not be able to produce beet-sugar unless they got cheap labour, the production of beet-sugar was not a uestion of cheap labour but of improved ma chinery. The farmers and farmers' families could be engaged in thisindustry; and he knew of no industry, except mining, that the colony would be more justified in giving support to than this beet-root-sugar industry, because the money would be expended and only expended if the sugar was produced; and, if it was more

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