HC Deb 26 October 1908 vol 194 c1587
MR. E. PEARCE (Staffordshire, Leek)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that certain Inland Revenue officers have been informing applicants for pensions that charitable gifts and allowances were a disqualification for the receipt of a pension; and whether such statements were made with the sanction of the Local Government Board.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) I have no information on this subject. The pension officers are not under my control, and no sanction on my part is necessary as regards any statements they may make to applicants for pensions.