HC Deb 02 December 1912 vol 44 cc1870-1
44. Mr. FELL

asked if the death rate among old age pensioners in Ireland has now reached the normal expectation of the actuaries for persons over seventy years of age?


For the twelve months ended 30th September last the death rate among Irish old age pensioners was approximately 99 per 1,000. I am not aware with what actuarial standard the hon. Member wishes to make a comparison.

58. Mr. FELL

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he can lay upon the Table the Papers or calculations on which the new Estimates have been based showing that the amount payable for old age pensions in Ireland has reached the maximum and should henceforward decrease each year?


There are no Papers in a form suitable for laying on the Table. The problem is not merely an actuarial one, but depends on considerations relating to the past history of Ireland. I will circulate some figures which go to show that the conclusions arrived at were correct. [See Written Answers this date.]