HC Deb 15 December 1908 vol 198 c1581

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that at Walsoken a man eighty-three years of age, who has never cost the parish one penny, but is receiving a total of 5s. 6d. per week from three sons through the relieving officer, has been deemed ineligible for a pension by the pension officer though the revising barrister allows his vote; and whether he is entitled to be put upon the pension list.


I have no information as to the case to which my hon. friend refers, and I am not in a position to express any opinion with regard to it. I can only say generally that if a claimant has been in receipt of relief he is disqualified for a pension, even although the amount of the relief is repaid by relatives.