HC Deb 07 May 1956 vol 552 c844

Bill to increase the rate of certain allowances under the Family Allowances Acts, 1945 and 1952; to extend the definition of a child for the purposes of those Acts, the National Insurance (Industrial Injuries) Acts, 1946 to 1954. and the National Insurance Acts, 1946 to 1955; to amend the provisions of the said Acts of 1946 to 1954 and 1946 to 1955 with respect to benefits payable to widows; to validate certain marriages for the purposes of the Acts aforesaid; to make provision with respect to reciprocal arrangements with other countries in connection with family allowances; to authorise a local authority to whose care a person has been committed by an order of any court tinder the Children and Young Persons Act 1933, or the Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Act, 1937, to entrust the care and control of that person to a parent, guardian, relative or friend; to permit such a person to be treated as included in a family for the purposes of family allowances while the control of that person is so entrusted; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid, presented by Mr. Boyd-Carpenter, supported by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Major Lloyd-George, Mr. James Stuart, Mr. Lennox-Boyd. Sir David Eccles, Miss Pitt, and Mr. Wood; read the First time; to be read a Second time upon Thursday and to be printed. [Bill 126.]