No. 147 of Session II., 1879.—Petition of Edward Francis Harris.
Petitioner states that on behalf of himself and 6 others he presented a petition in 1878, praying that they might receive compensation for the loss of a portion of the Patutahi Block, known as Tupatoho; and that in February, 1879, he had written to the Native Minister, and had had a reply that government was at a loss to know what further investigation into the case could be made. Petitioner prays for compensation for the alleged loss.
I am directed to report as follows:—
That in this case the Committee has no special recommendation to make, but would again record its opinion that there ought to be a Court or Commission, with power to fully inquire into and settle definitely all such complaints.