§ 57. Mr. Pitman
asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance whether he will discontinue family allowance payments to children between the ages of 15 and 17 years as soon as they have left full-time day schooling; and whether he will discontinue family allowance payments to children who are eligible, by reason of apprenticeship, unless they are attending day and evening part-time schooling.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
The answer to both parts of my hon. Friend's Question is "No." I am sure it is right to treat apprentices and school children on the same basis for this purpose.