HL Deb 24 July 1934 vol 93 cc1052-3

Amendments reported (according to Order).

Clause 11:

Outdoor relief to members of friendly societies, etc.

11.—(1) In affording outdoor relief to any person a local authority shall disregard— (c) the whole of the maternity benefit payable in respect of his own or his wife's insurance under the last-mentioned Acts, exclusive of any increase of such benefit by way of additional benefit and of any second maternity benefit within the meaning of those Acts; and

LORD STRATHCONA AND MOUNT ROYAL moved, in paragraph (c) of subsection (1), to leave out "payable in respect of his own or his wife's insurance." The noble Lord said: My Lords, the Amendment is mainly drafting and is to ensure that the concession regarding maternity benefit will extend to the maternity benefit that is payable to an insured unmarried woman on her confinement. It was found that the provision in paragraph (c) of Clause 11 as it stands at present would not cover that case. It was, however, intended that such a case should be covered. The Amendment brings the provision into line with the corresponding provision in Section 38 (3) (a) of the Unemployment Act, 1934.

Amendment moved— Page 6, line 40, leave out from ("benefit") to ("under") in line 42.—(Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal.)