HC Deb 31 March 1909 vol 3 cc318-9

asked the Lord Advocate whether he was aware that although a widow residing at Ardgay, Ross-shire, was granted an old age pension by the local pension committee, this decision has been overruled by the Local Government Board for Scotland, who have held this widow to be disqualified, on the ground that she had received assistance from the parish council since 1st January, 1908, in the form of a free house; but, seeing that the local authority are still utilising for her support money left to her by her brother prior to the date named, will the Local Government Board reconsider their decision?


As this case was presented to the Board there was nothing to show that the parish council were administering the small legacy left to the claimant. If the claimant lodges a fresh claim and it can be shown that the parish council in administering the claimant's fund have taken account of and charged against the legacy the rent of the house which they have allowed her to occupy, the Hoard, if an appeal be taken, will be prepared to reconsider their decision.