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Health Pensioners, Irish Republic

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1952

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102.

asked the Minister of National Insurance if he is aware that three different rates prevail for National Health Insurance pensioners who have gone to reside in the Republic of Ireland; when legislative effect is given to the Budget proposals there will be four rates; and since these persons contributed on the same basis as pensioners now residing in Britain, who are all receiving the higher rates, what he is going to do to remove these anomalies.

This matter is being considered in connection with the proposed changes in the National Insurance scheme.