No. 33, 1898.—Petition of W. and S. Gower and 16 Others.
Petitioners, who are holders of leases within the confiscated territory on the west coast of the North Island, pray for refund of costs incurred in connection with the leases, such costs, they allege, having fallen on them through defects in the law.
I am directed to report that the Committee has no recommendation to make with regard to this petition.
No. 33, 1898.—Pitihana a W. me S. Gower me etahi atu tekau ma ono.
Ko nga kai-pitihana he tangata e whai riihi ana i roto i te rohe o te whenua Raupatu i te Tai Hauauru o Aotearoa, e inoi ana kia whakahokia atu ki a ratou a ratou moni i pau i te mahinga i aua riihi, i te mea, e ki ana ratou, na etahi he o te ture i riro ai ma ratou e utu aua moni.
Kua whakahaua ahau kia ki penei, kaore kau a te Komiti kupu mo runga i tenei pitihana.