Sickness Benefit (Miss Byrne)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd November 1965.

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Photo of Mr Norman Pentland Mr Norman Pentland , Chester-le-Street 12:00 am, 22nd November 1965

Miss Byrne was disqualified from receiving British sickness benefit because she was outside the United Kingdom, but, under our reciprocal agreement with the Irish Republic, she qualified for disability benefit in that country by virtue of her British record of contributions.