§ Mr. EDWARD BARRY (for Mr. Murnaghan)
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if a pension officer has authority to withhold the book from a person entitled to a pension; if he is aware that the pension officer at Omagh refuses to deliver the pension book to Charles Barrett, who in January was granted a pension by the committee and the same affirmed by the Local Government Board in March; and, if this officer has no authority for so doing, will he give a direction that the book be given forthwith to Charles Barrett?
§ Mr. LLOYD-GEORGE
I regret that there appears to have been a misunderstanding in this case. Instructions have now been given to the pension officer to furnish the claimant with a pension order 1205 book, so as to enable him to draw a pension from the first Friday after the Committee's decision allowing the pension.