HC Deb 24 August 1909 vol 9 c1933

asked whether the Local Government Board, having regard to the advanced age of Thomas Walsh, of Kilmainhamwood, that he has no means of livelihood, and that he struggled to the age 74 without seeking union relief, and then only medical treatment, will reconsider his application for a pension?


The circumstances in which this man was relieved in the Kells Workhouse Hospital, where he remained for two years suffering from debility, do not bring him within the proviso of Subsection 1 (a) of Section 3 of the Old Age Pensions Act. The Local Government Board have, therefore, no power to reconsider their decision in his case.