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Orphans' Pensions

Volume 389: debated on Wednesday 26 May 1943

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asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider amending the Widows', Orphans' and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, 1936, Section 4 (1), which deals with orphans' pensions so as to grant orphans' pensions to children of divorced parents in addition to the children of married men, widowers, or widows, provided the child was born in wedlock and one of the parents was insured at the time of death?

I regret that I could not undertake to introduce legislation amending the provisions of the Contributory Pensions Acts which relate to orphans' pensions pending the completion of the Government's comprehensive review of the social insurance and allied services.