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Wednesday, 10 September 1958
Page: 1115

Mr Stewart t asked the Minister representing the Minister for National Development, upon notice -

What is the text of any ministerial directions relating to section 20(1.) of the War Service Homes Act which are still in force?

Mr Roberton - The Minister for National Development has replied as follows: -

The texts of ministerial directions relating to section 20 (lj of the War Service Homes Act which are still in force are as follows: -

(1)   An advance is not to be made to discharge a mortgage unless the applicant obtains the Division's approval to raise temporary finance before entering into the mortgage.

Exceptions to this instruction have been approved in circumstances such as the following: -

(a)   Where a widow to whom a home has been transferred on the death of her husband is unable, from her reduced income, to meet the obligations under a mortgage entered into by her husband before his death; and

(b)   Where an applicant, after entering into a mortgage, suffers a considerable permanent reduction in his income due to illness or some other cause beyond his control and cannot meet the obligations under the private mortgage.

(2)   Assistance is not to be given to exmembers of the Militia or Women's Auxiliary Services unless they actually served outside of Australia.

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