Report from the Select Committee on New Zealand Together with the Minutes of Evidence; Ordered to Be Printed 3 Aug. 1840

Report from the Select Committee on New Zealand Together with the Minutes of Evidence; Ordered to Be Printed 3 Aug. 1840

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ... 0.91. 02 of E. G. Wakefield, of the Bill which we are anxious to lay before Parliament, with the sanction of Esq. His Majesty's Government. Your Lordship will perceive, that in order to obviate " your fear lest an expedition should take place without sufficient means for securing 22 July 1840. beneficial results, a clause has been added to the Bill, which provides that no expedition of settlers shall be dispatched from this country, nor any other powers under the Act exercised, until the sum of 100,000/. for public purposes shall have been actually paid up and invested in Government securities. With reference to your Lordship's observation as to the responsibility which His Majesty's Government might incur by sanctioning this enterprize, the committee are prepared to insert in the Bill the names of several gentlemen who are willing to undertake the task of carrying the project into execution, and upon whom, as they think it will appear to your Lordship, the responsibility for success must chiefly rest. Fully impressed with a sense of that responsibility, which we have not been ready to incur without carefully examining the whole subject, we have naturally felt that the responsibility should in fairness be accompanied by a sufficient authority for accomplishing the objects in view. As it seems quite impossible to settle beforehand, with anything like precision, the details of the proceedings which must in such a case be adopted by somebody having sufficient authority fur the purpose, the powers that would be conferred by the Act are stated in general terms. The nature of those powers is exactly similar in principle to that of numerous delegations of authority for like purposes, which have taken place in the history of British colonization: ...
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