HC Deb 27 June 1950 vol 476 cc210-1W
111. Sir R. Acland

asked the Minister of National Insurance what provision is made for children, or for parents of children, who are invalids from an early age and who cease to be eligible for children's allowances on reaching the age of 15; and whether she will give an undertaking that the position of such children will be considered when the present insurance schemes come up for general review.

Dr. Summerskill

If through inability to attend school an invalid child has ceased to qualify for family allowances at age 15, his father, when not fully employed, may claim National Assistance in respect of him. At 16 the child may apply for National Assistance in his own Tight. The position of these children will be considered further in any future review of the schemes.