§ 101. Mr. J. Lewis
asked the Minister of National Insurance if he will consider introducing amending legislation so that under the Family Allowances Act, claims by parents for family allowances should not be affected by their having children over the age of 14 years who are mentally defective or incapacitated and who are not included in the category of those undergoing full time instruction in a school by virtue of the Family Allowances (Qualifications) Regulations, 1946.184W
§ Mr. J. Griffiths
I sympathise with the point my hon. Friend has in mind but a number of anomalies would arise if this particular type of case were picked out for special treatment. The Family Allowance Scheme has been running for only just over six months, and I think we must have more experience of its working before we contemplate further legislation.