§ Mr. CLYNES
asked the President of the Local Government Board concerning David Elliott, Leng Road, Newton Heath, Manchester, who was 70 years of age in February, and who, to secure a pension, appealed from the decision of the Manchester pension committee, whether, seeing that the decision was in his favour, he will arrange that it shall date from his first application, and not from the date of the appeal which he was compelled to make?
§ Mr. BURNS
In the case referred to the Local Government Board directed that the pension should accrue from the same date 1076 as that from which it would have accrued had the decision of the local pension committee been in favour of the claimant. Under the Act this would have been not the date of the application for a pension, but the first Friday after the claim was allowed by the Committee.