§ 51. Mr. MITCHELL-THOMSON
asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will state how many appeals by pension officers were allowed by the Local 2041 Government Board during the period from 1st October, 1908, to 31st March, 1912?
§ Mr. BURNS
During the period mentioned, 8,778 appeals were made by pension officers to the Local Government Board against decisions of the local pension committees on claims to an old age pension, or on questions raised with reference to the continuance of pensions, or as to the rate at which pensions should be paid. I find that in 3,908 of these appeals the decision of the pension committee was either reversed or modified by the Board as a result of the appeal made by the pension officer.
§ Mr. T. M. HEALY
May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he has got the percentage of cases in Ireland?