§ MR. HOGAN (Tipperary, Mid)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it would be possible to procure a full and authentic report of the practical working of the State system of Old Age Pensions in New Zealand, in view of prospective legislation on the same subject in this country?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES
The New Zealand Act providing for Old Ago Pensions was passed on 1st November last, and the machinery for receiving claims was not completed till the 9th of December. Any Report on the working of the Act at this early stage would, therefore, be worthless.