§ 58. Mr. Langford-Holt
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance to give a full list of the overseas countries and territories in which residents are not excluded from benefits under the National Insurance Act, 1946.3W
§ Mr. Peake
There are no overseas countries in which all the National Insurance benefits can be paid but a list of the benefits which may be paid to residents in certain countries is given below.
National insurance benefit Countries in which the benefit may be paid Retirement pension Any part of the British Commonwealth Irish Republic France Italy Switzerland Widow's benefit Any part of the British Commonwealth Irish Republic Italy Switzerland Guardian's allowance Jersey Guernsey New Zealand Sickness benefit Irish Republic Channel Islands France Italy Maternity allowance Channel Islands Italy Maternity grant Anywhere, subject to certain conditions Death grant Anywhere, subject to certain conditions The payments in France, Italy and Switzerland are made in pursuance of reciprocal agreements with those countries. Reciprocal agreements have also been made with other countries, under which National Insurance in this country is taken into account for certain of the benefits provided under their schemes.