HC Deb 14 March 1911 vol 22 cc2052-3

asked whether Mr. Crews, a man of seventy-one, living at 135, Donald Street, Cardiff, has been refused his pension; and if he will inquire into the matter and see that the pension is granted?


This case came before me on appeal by the claimant against the decision of the Pension Committee, and the appeal was dismissed in May last. As the claimant did not appear to have satisfied the requirements of the Old Age Pensions Act and of the Regulations made there under as to residence in the United Kingdom the Board had no alternative but to decide that he was not entitled to a pension.


asked if the right hon. Gentleman can state on what grounds Timothy Shea, now resident in High Street, Caherciveen, who was born at Ardcost, Keelemlagh, has been refused an old age pension, although he has procured all the evidence that was possible?


The only evidence of age produced by Timothy Shea was a statement that he was married in June, 1866. He was recorded, however, as being only nine years old in the Census Return of 1851. The Local Government Board upheld the pension officer's appeal on the ground that There was no satisfactory evidence that Shea had attained the statutory age.