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Thursday, 28 May 1942

In committee(Consideration of Senate's requests) :

Clause 4-

In this act, unless the contrary intention appears - " income " means any personal earnings . . earned, derived or received by any widow for her own use or benefit . . but does not include any payment by, way of gift or allowance from any child of the widow.

Senate's request No.1. Leave out "child", insert " son or daughter."

Senate's request No.2. After clause 34 insert the following new clause: - 34a. Whenever the maximum rate of pension per annum isincreased or reduced in pursuance of the last preceding section, the maximum rate of pension per annum payable to a pensioner, immediately prior to the increase or reduction, in pursuance of section twenty-one a of this Act,shall be increased or reduced by such amount, if any, as the Minister determines, not exceeding one half of the amount by which the maximum rate of pension per annum is increased or reduced in pursuanceof the lastpeceding section.".

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