HC Deb 14 December 1908 vol 198 c1250
MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if, with a view to the guidance of district sub-committees in Ireland, he will state whether, in the case of a husband and wife living apart, one of whom was in receipt of outdoor relief, the other, who neither sought for nor gained anything from said relief, is disqualified from obtaining a pension grant if otherwise eligible.


I am advised that poor relief given to a wife in all cases disqualifies the husband. In the circumstances mentioned in the Question the wife would not be disqualified by poor relief given to the husband.