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Tuesday, 13 October 1931

Mr THEODORE - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follow : - 1. (a) No.

(b)   A special review of old-age and invalid pensions was rendered necessary by the provisions of sections 34, 35, 36, 38, and 39 of the Financial Emergency Act . 1931. The special review of invalid pensions was also necessary to give effect to the altered conditions relating to the reduced standard of adequate maintenance, foreshadowed in Parliament by the Treasurer in his speech on the Debt Conversion Agreement Bill. Suitable instructions were issued accordingly.

(c)   No.

2.   See answer to No.1.

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