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House of Commons Members' Fund Act 1948

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2Increase of annual payments to past members, widows and children.

(1)Paragraph of the First Schedule to the principal Act (which prescribes the annual amount of any periodical payments which may be made to past members of the House of Commons) shall have effect as if for the words " one hundred and fifty pounds " there were substituted the words

two hundred and fifty pounds,

and as if for the words " two hundred and twenty-five pounds " there were substituted the words

three hundred and twenty-five pounds.

(2)Paragraph 2 of that Schedule (which prescribes the annual amount of any periodical payments which may be made to the widows of past members of the House of Commons) shall have effect as if for the words " seventy-five pounds " there were substituted the words

one hundred and fifty pounds

and as if for the words " one hundred and twenty-five pounds " there were substituted the words

two hundred and twenty-five pounds.

(3)For paragraph 4 of the said Schedule (which relates to the payments which may be made in respect of the children of past members of the House of Commons) there shall be substituted the following paragraph :—

4(1)No payment shall be made in respect of any child of a past member of the House of Commons after the child has attained the age of sixteen years.

(2)Where any periodical payment is made in respect of only one child of a past member, the annual amount of that payment shall not exceed—

(a)if both of his parents are dead, one hundred pounds ; and

(b)if one of his parents is living, fifty pounds.

(3)Where any periodical payment is made in respect of two or more children of a past member, the annual amount of that payment shall not exceed—

(a)if both of their parents are dead, seventy-five pounds in respect of each of those children ; and

(b)if one of their parents is living, fifty pounds in respect of the eldest of those children and thirty pounds in respect of each of those children other than the eldest.

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