Welsh Newspapers

Search 15 million Welsh newspaper articles

Hide Articles List

10 articles on this Page






[No title]





IN PARLIAMENT. THURSDAY. When the House of Commons re-assembled Mr Buxton, answering a question put by Mr Paul, said the views which Sir F. Carrington had expressed in an interview with a news agency's representatives as to the necessity for the" exter- mination of the Matabeles were his own. He had been sent out in a purely military capacity. and would have nothing to do with the politics of the question. Mr H. Fowler moved the s cond reading of the Local Government (England and Wales) Bill, uealing with objections which had been made to the bill, he said the Government wished to retain to every parish the right of having permanently a parish meeting, no matter what its population was. He should be disposed to say that the County Council should have power to give a parish council to any parish, no matter what its population was, and that they should have power to group parishes which exceeded the limit of population, with the con- sent of the parishes. The Government would not stand by the limit of 300, but would be willing to listen to any amendment, and would be guided in the main by the judgment of the House. He denied the allegation that the bill was one for the spoliation of the Church of England, and said the Government would be prepared to introduce amendments in it which would set at rest the doubts of many friends of the Church. They could not abandon the provisions of the bill relating to district councils, holding that they were as important as those relating to parish councils. Isrr Long, in the course of his criticism of the measure, suggested that that part of the Bill relating to the poor law should be dropped and introduced next session. Sir C. Dilke, Sir F. Powell, Mr F. S. Stevenson, Mr E. Stanhope, and others. took part in the debate, which was adjourned at midnight. FRIDAY. In the House of Commons the Under Secretary for the Colonies was questioned about the recent -9 1\hA.l. TT —; J 1-- J .V • I_ SAau^jLit^L i»i iJJ-abaucie. SiUU ue UIU DOti tlllllK Us it his business to say whether there was any massacre or unnecessary bloodshed. He was glad to see from reports in the papers that day that instead of 3,000 there were only 500 killed. Mr Labouchere gave notice that if an early oppor- tunity was not given for the House to discuss this u atter he should take means to obtain a day. Mr Gladstone, replying to Sir F. Milner, said that in viejv of the fact that the Government had not been allowed to make progress with their Boards ot Arbitration Bill as a non-contentious measure, they were precluded from any present attempt in that direction, but the earliest opportunity afforded would be very acceptable to the Government for the purpose of promoting the einploymontof arbi- tration in trade disputes, which were injurious to the community at large. The debate on the motion for the second reading of the Local Gov- ernment (Parish Councils) Bill was resumed. Mr G. Russell said the part of the bill relating to the poor law was an organic and essential part, 011 which there was to be no surrender. Mr Callings, while supporting the measure, complain- ed ot the manner in which the bill had been brought in. saying there was not sufficient time left in the session for doing justice to the subject. Mr Stansfeld spoke of thejneed for simplifying the poor-law system, and said that with some amend- ments he had the strongest wish that the bill should pas's. Sir R. Webster said he wishe the bill to pass, but it required amendment. After Mr Shaw-Lefevre had defended the Government scheme, Mr Courtney suggested that the proposed change in the por law should be deferred till the subject had been more fully considered. The debate was adjourned at midnight.