The purpose of bringing in this change by way of a resolution is this. It is occasioned by the fact that it might involve a financial obligation on the crown. Consequently we brought it in preceding the consideration of the bill. It strikes out a clause dealing with the widow of a recipient who dies outside of Canada. The clause as it stands in the bill at the moment means that such a widow would have to apply for an allowance within 12 months from the date
of the recipient's death. In the standing committee on veterans affairs it was considered that this was an unnecessary restriction to place in the bill. We have agreed with that view and consequently I am suggesting that it be now deleted. The widows of recipients are known to the Department of Veterans Affairs and we would not wish any widow to be deprived of an allowance that was her due simply because she had failed to make application within a period of 12 months.
Subtopic: AMENDMENTS TO INCREASE RATES OF ALLOWANCES AND INCOME CEILINGS, ETC.