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Bill 257 Second Reading

Volume 203: debated on Thursday 4 August 1870

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Order for Second Reading read.

said, he would beg to ask the right hon. Gentleman the Under Secretary for the Colonies to state the nature of the new constitution proposed to be given to the Colony?

said, in reply, that under the provisions of the Bill the Governing Body would not be entirely nominated by the Crown as at present, but 12 out of the 15 members would be nominated by the people.

Bill read a second time, and committed for To-morrow at Two of the clock.