Mr. S. H. KNOWLES (Winnipeg North Centre):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of National Health and Welfare, notice of which I sent him earlier to-day. I realize that if it were not so late in the session Your Honour might take exception to this question, but in view of the circumstances that exist I trust that you will permit me to ask it.
When section 8, subsection 2 of the Family Allowances Act was under discussion last year, the minister, at that time parliamentary assistant to the President of the Privy Council, assured me that consideration would be given to my request for an amendment to this subsection so that the allowance would not be
denied in respect of children of those receiving war veterans' allowance or the special allowance to veterans' widows. My point was that these children should be treated the same as the children of those in receipt of pensions under the Pension Act. The minister's assurance that my representations would be considered will be found on page 6876 of Hansard for August 1, 1944. Can the minister indicate whether this consideration has been given and whether the proposed change has been made? If not, will it be considered further?
Subtopic: STATUS OF RECIPIENTS OF WAR VETERANS' AND WIDOWS' ALLOWANCES