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Thursday, 24 September 1942

This letter brought forth a stereotyped reply on the " Act ", finishing thus - " Broadly stated, the views of the Government and of Parliament is that children have rights of nurture which must be ensured and it is the duty of the State to provide that these rights are ensured. Ways 'available are the subsidizing of institutions or the subsidizing of parents.

Child endowment is paid to the mother in respect of the 2nd dependent child, but in these cases there invariably is a male breadwinner. Where there is no male breadwinner, as in the case of a widow, the law now provides a pension.

You object to the unmarried woman with children being included in the law. The inclusion is dictated by concern for the nurture of the children.

Yours faithfully,

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