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Tuesday, 19 May 1942
Page: 1343

Messages recommending appropriation reported.

In committee(Consideration of GovernorGeneral's messages) :

Motions (by Mr. Holloway) agreed to -

(1   ) That it is. expedient that an, appropriation of revenue be made for the purposes of a bill for an. act to provide for the payment of widows' pensions, and for other purposes.

(2)   That it is expedient that an appropriation of Eevenue bo made for the purposes of amendments to he moved by the Minister for Social Services in a hill for an act to provide for the payment of widows' pensions and for other purposes.

Resolutions reported; report - by leave - adopted.

In committee(Consideration resumed from the15th May {vide page 1320).

Clauses 1 to 3 agreed to.

Clause 4 -

In this act, unless the contrary appears - " Deserted wife " means a wife who has been deserted by her husband for a period of not less than six months; "Widow " includes?-

(a)   a de facto widow;

(b)   a deserted wife;.

(c)   a woman who has been granted a divorce from her husband and has not remarried ; and

(   d) a woman: whose husband is an inmate of a hospital for the insane.

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