HC Deb 28 April 1910 vol 17 cc627-8
Mr. KERR-SMILEY (for Mr. Brunskill)

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he will state the reason why the old age pension of Bernard O'Donnell, of Tyrcur, parish of Cappagh, county Tyrone, which he received for twelve months, has been taken away from him; and if directions will be given to the Local Government Board to return to the said Bernard O'Donnell the original indenture of his apprenticeship, which he forwarded for their inspection, and which has not yet been returned, although repeatedly asked for?


Bernard O'Donnell's age was given as seven years in the Census Returns of 1851, and his name did not appear among his parents' family in the Returns of 1841. The Local Government Board decided that he had not yet attained the statutory age. The indenture referred to in the last paragraph of the question has been returned to the claimant.