56. Mr. MALONE
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the fact that under the National Health Insurance Act it was provided in the case of persons in receipt of sickness benefit who sought relief from the guardians that the first 7s. 6d. of sickness benefit should not be reckoned in assessing their income, and that under the old age pensions scheme no provision is made for a similar reduction in assessing income, and therefore many sick and aged poor persons are suddenly deprived of a part of their resources on reaching the age of 65, he will introduce legislation to bring the Widows', Orphans', 1796 and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act into conformity with the National Health Insurance Acts on this point.?