HC Deb 08 December 1908 vol 198 c237
MR. J. MACVEAGH (Down, S.)

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has received resolutions from many of the public boards asking for the repeal of Section 3 (1) (a) of the Old-Age Pensions Act, 1908, which debars persons in receipt of poor relief from the benefits of the Act; and, inasmuch as this clause excludes the most deserving poor, will he take steps next Session to have the clause repealed?


I have received a certain number of resolutions to the effect referred to. I am not at present in a position to add anything to the statements made on behalf of the Government in connection with the matter when the Bill was before the House.

MR. JOYCE (Limerick)

Would any person receiving outdoor relief during the coming winter be disqualified from gaining a pension in January, 1910?


Certainly they would.