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National Insurance Act 1965

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25Supplementary provisions as to maternity benefit, etc.

(1)In this Part of this Act—

(a)the expression " confinement" means labour resulting in the issue of a living child, or labour after twenty-eight weeks of pregnancy resulting in the issue of a child whether alive or dead, and the expression " confined " shall be construed accordingly ;

(b)references to the date of the confinement shall be taken as referring, where labour begun on one day results in the issue of a child on another day, to the date of the issue of the child or, if the woman is confined of twins or a greater number of children, to the date of issue of the last of them.

(2)The fact that the mother of an illegitimate child is entitled to maternity benefit shall not be taken into consideration—

(a)by any justices in England and Wales in deciding whether or not they shall make an order under the Affiliation Proceedings Act 1957 for the payment of the expenses incidental to the birth of the child; or

(b)by any court in Scotland in awarding inlying expenses in connection with the birth of the child.

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