HC Deb 17 March 1964 vol 691 cc1324-5

9.35 p.m.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. C. M. Woodhouse)

I beg to move, That the Police Pensions (Amendment) Regulations, 1964, a draft of which was laid before this House on 4th March, be approved. These Regulations are entirely consequential upon the passing of the Family Allowances and National Insurance Act, 1964. Their object is simply to enable children's allowances payable under the Police Pensions Regulations to continue to bear the same relationship as they do at present to National Insurance children's allowances when the changes introduced by the recent Act take effect. The Regulations also enable certain police children's allowances to be increased by amounts corresponding to the increases in National Insurance benefits provided by the Family Allowances and National Insurance Act, 1964. They make certain other minor related adjustments.

The Police Councils for England and Wales and for Scotland have been consulted and are in agreement with the proposal that these changes should be made. The Regulations provide that they should come into operation on 30th March, 1964, the date on which the changes in National Insurance benefits will take effect.

Question put and agreed to