Govt Indicates Support For NZ First Bill

by Desk Editor on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — 10:01 PM

The House rose at 10pm interrupting the second reading debate of the Social Security (Clothing Allowances for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill.

The Bill’s sponsor Tracey Martin said the bill had received support for the move to ensure a small clothing allowance to be given to orphans no matter whose guardianship they go into. She said it was unfair orphans who went to live with other members of their wider family did not get the allowance when the allowance was paid when they were fostered out.

National MP Alfred Ngaro said National would support the bill as it aligned with the Government’s aims to fix an anomaly in welfare support.

The House rose at 10pm and will sit tomorrow at 2pm.

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