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THURSDAY, MARCH I 1TH.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 12TH.

. MONDAY, MARCH 15TH.

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.. TUESDAY, MARCH 16TH.

HOUSE OF COMMONS.

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HOUSE OF COMMONS. Sir M. White Ridley, in reply to Sir Wilfrid Lawson, said his attention had been drawn to the decision given in the Queen's Bench in the case of Hawke v. Dunn. Whether it would be necessary for any instructions to be issued to the Metropolitan Police in reference to it he was unable to say. He had no power to issue any instructions to the country police on the matter. Replying bo Sir H. Havelock-Allen, Mr. Balfour said the Government were engaged on one Education Bill and had in prospect another Education Bill dealing with primary educa- tion, and he was afraid, therefore, that there was no very great hope that they would be able to deal with the subject of secondary education this session. Colonel Mellor asked the Home Secretary if his attention had been called to a case which occurred in the Bury County Court on Monday, where it was stated that on the 8th of February a youth employed by the East Lancashire Paper Mill Company at Radcliffe had been awarded 1;108 damages for the loss of a hand, and that since the case was tried three male servants of the Company who gave evidence on subpoena on behalf of the plaintiff, and the plaintiff's sister, had all been dismissed without any cause being assigned; and whether in the Employers' Liability Bill he could introduce a clause protecting workmen who were called upon to give evidence in courts of law on questions arising between employers and em- ployed. Sir M. White Ridley said if the facts were correctly stated, a great injustice appeared to have been done, and he would make inquiry into the circumstances. It was, however, very doubtful if he had any power to take action in the matter. Sir W. Harcourt asked the First Lord of the Treasury whether he was prepared to make a stitement of the policy of the Government on the affairs of Crete. Mr. Balfour replied that he had no statement to make to the House on the subject of the Government with regard to Crete supplemen- tary to the facts which they already knew. The Government had that day directed a com- munication of importance to be made to the Powers of Europe, but of course it would be impossible and improper and not in the public interest that he should either indicate the terms of the communication or encourage its being debated. Answering Mr. J. Lowther and Sir E. A. Bartlett, Mr. Curzon said massacres would ap- pear to have taken place on both sides in Crete. The only mention the Governmenb,had received of multilation was in a telegram from the British Admiral on the 27th of February to the effect that several wounded and mutilated Mahometan children had arrived at Canea. The Government had had no official confirma- tion of the alleged massacre of Mussulmans by Christians in the neighbourhood of Sitia. Replying to Mr. Flynn, Mr. Curzon said he knew nothing beyond what had appeared in the papers as to the denial by Commodore Reineck of the statemnt that he had failed to transmit the warning of the Admirals to the Cretan insurgent chiefs. There had evidently been a mistake or misapprehension somewhere. Mr. J. Wilson (Falkirk) asked for and obtain- ed leave to move the adjournment of the House for the purpose of calling attention to the dis- bandment of the 5th V.B. Scotish Rifles. After Mr. Brodrick had replied for the War Office, the House negatived the motion without a division. Mr. Balfour moved the suspension of the twelve o'clock rule so as to allow the pro- ceedings in Committee on the Voluntary Schools Bill to be continued after midnight. The motion was carried by 285 votes to 110. The House afterwards went into Committee on the bill, and resumed consideration of Mr. Dillon's amendment to clause 1, that the grant should not only be made according to the number of scholars in the schools of the associa- tion, but to the needs of the association. The amendment was rejected by 350 votes to 43. Mr. H. Roberts moved to omit words en- abling the Department to fix different rates of aid for town and country schools. The debate was closured, and the amendment was rejected by 183 votes to 72. Mr. Ellis Griffith moved to leave out the words c town and country schools,' and insert districts in which rates for school board are levied, and those in which no such rates are levied.' The amendment was defeated by 231 votes to 81. Mr. S. Evans proposed to omit sub-section B of the clause.

. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17TH.

ABERGELE.

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