HC Deb 29 June 1910 vol 18 c951

asked on what grounds the Local Government Board in Ireland deprived Charles Murray, of Moate, county Westmeath, of a pension which had been granted to him of 3s. per week when he appealed to have it raised to 5s.; whether the facts before them were as follows: that Murray is a labourer earning 8s. per week living in a labourers' cottage rented at Is. per week, having no stock or poultry of any kind, and supporting a son and daughter both recently released from Mullingar lunatic asylum; and whether the Local Government Board will consider the fresh application made by Murray which has been before the local committee?


The Local Government Board disallowed Murray's claim on the ground that his means exceeded the statutory limit. They found that he earned eight shillings a week regularly, had half an acre under potatoes, and another half-acre under oats, and possessed a donkey, two pigs, and some poultry. Should a fresh claim come before the Board on appeal it will receive full consideration.