§ "(1) A person who has become an inmate of any Poor Law institution for the purpose of obtaining medical or surgical treatment shall not, so long as he continues to require such treatment, be disqualified on the ground only that he is such an inmate, for receiving or continuing to receive an old age pension under the Old Age Pensions Acts, 1908 to 1924, or under the Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, and accordingly Sub-section (1) of Section three of the Old Age Pensions Act, 1919, and paragraph one of the Third Schedule to the Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, shall have effect as if the words 'during a period of three months from the date on which he became such an inmate if he,' were omitted therefrom, and as if after the words 'so long,' there were inserted the words 'as he.'526
§ (2) This Section shall come into operation on the first day of April, nineteen hundred and thirty."—[Major Elliot.]
§ Brought up, and read the First time.
§ Major ELLIOT
I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time."
This Clause sweeps away a certain disqualification on sick persons in Poor Law institutions. At present they are allowed to receive pensions up to a period of reeidence of three months, but after that they are disqualified.
§ Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.