§ 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Act; and, inasmuch as this clause excludes the most deserving poor, will he take steps next Session to have the clause repealed?
§ MR. LLOYD-GEORGE
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?