HC Deb 30 June 1909 vol 7 c389

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state on what ground the Local Government Board disallowed the pension granted to Widow Madge Doherty, of Woodlands, by the Stranorlar (county Donegal) Pension Committee, she having been shown by the Census to be 73 years of age; and whether he will cause her case to be inquired into in every detail with a view to having her pension restored to her?


The statutory condition as to age was fulfilled in this case, but the Local Government Board disallowed the pension on the ground that the claimant's means, as calculated under the Act, exceed the prescribed limit. The case was carefully considered by the Board, and it is not open to them to review their decision on the claim.