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Tuesday, 23 October 1956

Mr ROBERTON - If the honorable member's memory is as good as it should be, he will recall that there was a time when all social services payments were related to the price index. That practice was discontinued by a Labour government, and since that time the rates of pensions have been determined by this Parliament from time to time and from year to year. Within the last few weeks the rates of social services payments have been under discussion. They are constantly under review by the Government and they will be changed from time to time as the economic circumstances permit.

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