HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 cc240-1W
124. Mr. Julian Amery

asked the Minister of National Insurance what arrangements have been concluded with New Zealand to enable settlers from the United Kingdom to New Zealand or from New Zealand to the United Kingdom to receive the social insurance benefits for which they have contributed.

Mr. B. Taylor

Under United Kingdom arrangements already in force settlers from this country receive in New Zealand retirement pensions, widows' benefits and certain other benefits to which they are entitled under this country's schemes. There have been negotiations for a reciprocal agreement between this country and New Zealand on retirement pensions and widows' benefits. The provisions of the New Zealand social security scheme are at present under review. This has necessitated a postponement of the negotiations, but we have been informed that it is the intention of New Zealand to resume them as soon as circumstances permit. A reciprocal agreement of family allowances was concluded in 1948.

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