I am directed to report that the Native Affairs Committee held its final meeting on Monday, the 22nd October.
During the session the main Committee held twenty-six meetings, and the sub-committee held four meetings.
Including thirty-one petitions undealt-with last year, the Committee had before it eighty petitions: of these, fifty were considered and reported on; the remaining thirty, as per schedule attached, are held over for consideration next session.
The following Bills were referred to and duly reported on by the Committee: viz., the Horowhenua Block Act Amendment Bill, the Maori Land Claims Adjustment and Laws Amendment Bill, the Maori Land Settlement Act Amendment Bill, and the Landless Natives Bill.
The Committee desires to place on record its appreciation of the painstaking and efficient manner in which the clerk, Mr. J. L. Haselden, performed his duties.