HC Deb 26 May 1952 vol 501 cc109-10W
107. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of National Insurance whether his attention has been called to the case of a girl 18 years of age, previously living in Newport, who died on 12th March, 1952, and whose parents have been refused the death grant as no National Insurance contributions had been paid by her prior to death; and, in view of the fact that she was a permanent invalid from birth and unable to work at any time and therefore unable to make any contributions to this fund herself, he will amend the regulations to enable such applicants to claim this benefit, particularly in view of the expense falling on the applicants, who were themselves fully insured since the birth of the deceased.

Mr. Turton

I am looking into this case, details of which were received on 23rd May, and will write to the hon. Member as soon as possible.

during the financial year 1950–51, by men and women respectively: