§ Mr. EDWARD O'KELLY
asked the Chief Secretary why a pension of 5s. weekly was refused on appeal by the Local Government Board of Ireland to one John Perry; whether he is aware that the sub-committee of Shillelagh, in which district the applicant resides, unanimously granted the pension; and that a memorial of respectable people in the neighbourhood, supported by a declaration of Hannah Dwyer, herself an old age pensioner, testified to their belief in his being entitled to the pension; and if he will ask the Local Government Board of Ireland on what grounds they rejected the unanimous grant of the sub-committee?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
John Perry's claim was disallowed by the Local Government Board as the evidence submitted did not satisfy them that he had attained the statutory age.