HC Deb 18 December 1908 vol 198 cc2239-40

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the Law provides that in Ireland a person is eligible for the franchise even though he his received medical relief in a workhouse hospital; and whether he will, for the guidance of pension officers in Ireland, state That claims for old-age pensions should not be opposed on the ground that he has received relief of that character.

(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) I must refer the hon. Member to the reply which I am giving to-day to a similar Question by the hon. Member for Mid-Armagh, from which he will understand that, in view of the advice to which I have referred, I cannot issue such instructions as he suggests.