§ 10. Sir HENRY HARRIS
asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that the present practice of deducting the whole amount of pension issuable in respect of a child when it is obliged to enter a rate-aided institution bears very hardly on the mother where there is more than one child; and whether he will adopt the procedure which prevailed, with regard to separation allowances, during the War and pool the children's allowances, one share of the pool being deducted in respect of each child who has to enter an infirmary or other rate-aided institution?
§ Major TRYON
Recent investigations showed that of the children mentioned approximately 70 per cent. are younger children. I am afraid, therefore, that my hon. Friend's proposal would, in general, prove to be disadvantageous to the mother, and my right hon. Friend is not prepared to accept it.