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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 72

Conveyance of Poison

Conveyance of Poison.

The Revising Committee's remarks were a follow:—"From accidents which have already occurred during the transit of poison the attention of the Conference is against drawn to the necessity for a more careful system of carrying the same."

Mr Buchanan said he had been asked to move, "That in view of recent accidents the Railway Commissioners be asked to have more care taken in the transit of poisons." He remarked that poisons brought out from Home were often so badly packed that they could mix with other articles, and he thought they should ask the Government to place restrictions on the import of poisons, which should begin at Home. Fatal consequences had arisen from carelessness in this respect, and he thought they would quite agree with the necessity for doing something in the matter He would not move the resolution that had been placed in his hands, but as follows:—"That the Government be asked to introduce and pass an Act which shall deal with [unclear: thi] question."

The motion was seconded by Mr Mai thews.

Mr Lowes thought the question short have been left to Chambers of Commerce.

Mr Grigg did not agree with that, and thought farmers were primarily interested in the matter.

Mr Bradey said he had seen on the wharf in Wellington, arsenic and sugar and currant all mixed together.

The resolution was then put and carried.