HC Deb 14 July 1884 vol 290 cc906-7

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, When the arrangement was made with Mr. Corry Connellan that his pension should be paid through the Bank of Ireland; by whom was it made; is there any precedent for such a practice; if so, can cases be quoted; was the arrangement made in writing; if so, can the correspondence be laid upon the Table; is the pension paid quarterly or yearly; and, will the Trea- sury ascertain from the Bank how and to where they transmitted the amount to Mr. Connellan?


Sir, this arrangement was made in November, 1868, with the Bank of Ireland. The recipient holds a power of attorney, and there is no right to interfere. A power of attorney is a document which is popularly used, and the arrangement is a common one. Rather more than 3 per cent of the persons entitled get their pensions in this way. The pension is paid quarterly.


asked if the pensioners who applied for the pensions to the State were not supplied with forms with a place for the address on; and if the one in question did not appear with a blank for the address?


reply was inaudible.