§ '.—(1) Subject to subsection (5) below, section 15 of the Act of 1972 (amount and payment of children's pension) shall be amended as follows:
§ (2) In subsection (2) (children's pension to be sum equal to one-eighth of deceased's pension 1320 for each child not exceeding four) the words "to the next following subsection and" shall cease to have effect, and for the words "one-eighth" and "four" there shall be substituted the words "one-quarter" and "two" respectively.
§ (3) Subsection (3) (children's pension where no widow or widower to be one-quarter of deceased's pension if only one child, or one-half of that pension in the case of two or more children) and, in subsection (4), the words from "and if" to the end of the subsection shall cease to have effect.
§ (4) In subsection (6)(a) (age at which child not in full time education or dependent on deceased ceases to be a relevant child) for the word "sixteen" there shall be substituted the word "seventeen".
§ (5) Subsections (2) to (4) above and the repeals in section 15 provided for in Schedule 2 to this Act shall not apply for the determination of the annual amount of a children's pension payable for the benefit of a relevant child or children (within the meaning of section 15 of the 1972 Act) of a person who has not been a Member of the House of Commons or the holder of a qualifying office since the passing of the Act.'.—[Mr. John Smith.]
§ Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.