HC Deb 27 June 1910 vol 18 cc681-2

asked the Chief Secretary if he will state why the Local Government Board have declined to grant a pension to Martin Gaffney, Altagowlan, Boyle, county Roscommon, on the grounds that he is not a British subject within the meaning of the Act, seeing that he has always maintained his wife and family during his absence from the country, and that for the last twelve years he has not been outside Ireland?


The claimant was held to have been disqualified by absence from the United Kingdon for eight years out of the period of twenty years mentioned in Section 2 of the Old Age Pensions Act.