§ 55. Sir D. Robertson
asked the Minister of National Insurance in what circumstances pensions authorised by his Department are payable to pensioners now living in New Zealand; and in what circumstances similar pensions earned in New Zealand are payable to pensioners who are now living in Great Britain.
§ Mr. Peake
Pensions under the National Insurance Act have, from the outset, been payable to pensioners living in any country of the Commonwealth. But there is at present no provision which would enable pensions earned in New Zealand to be paid in Great Britain. Negotiations for a reciprocal agreement were interrupted on account of a review by the New Zealand Government of their scheme. I understand that it is their intention to resume negotiations with us as soon as circumstances permit.