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National Assistance (Mortgage Repayments)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Pensions and National Insurance – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th February 1966.

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Photo of Mr Paul Rose Mr Paul Rose , Manchester, Blackley 12:00 am, 7th February 1966

Is my hon. Friend aware of the plight of many deserted wives whose husbands refuse to make repayments on the mortgage and who also have to pay rates? Will he try to find some way of helping people in this unfortunate position, perhaps by instructing local offices of the National Assistance Board to be more generous in their provision?