HC Deb 24 May 1911 vol 26 cc250-1

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the incompleteness of the Census returns for Ireland of 1841 and 1851, the destruction of those of 1861, and the non-existence until a later date of compulsory registration of birth, he will introduce into the proposed Government Bill to amend the Old Age Pensions Act provisions to meet the difficulties thus created, and to facilitate the grant of pensions to old persons who are without documentary proof of age?


The pension authorities already have the power to grant an old age pension in the absence of documentary proof of age, if other satisfactory evidence is forthcoming.