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Wednesday, 2 May 1973
Page: 1608

Mr BONNETT (Herbert) - I move:

That the following new clause be inserted in the Bill: 7a. Section 20 of the Principal Act is amended by adding at the end thereof the following sub-section: "(4) Subject to this Act upon receipt of an application in writing from an eligible person, who is a person entitled to the special rate of pension payable under the first paragraph of the Second Schedule of the Repatriation Act 1920-1973, the Director shall make an advance to that person, for the purposes specified in paragraph (f) of sub-section (1), of section 20 of this Act.".'.

This motion may sound complicated and it probably is difficult to read. Very briefly - and J intend to be extremely brief in my remarks - the amendment means that any mortgage on the home of a totally and permanently incapacitated member of the forces may be taken over by the War Service Homes Division when that member has been unable to take advantage of the war service homes loan although he is eligible. That is ali that the amendment means. The explanation is brief and simple. The purposes of the amendment is to help those totally and permanently incapacitated members who get into financial difficulty and who have never been able to take advantage of the war service homes loan. I commend the amendment purely for the purpose of helping those people.

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