HC Deb 03 June 1913 vol 53 cc788-9
94. Mr. HAYDEN

asked whether, through the action of the Local Government Board, P. Farrell, of Ballingari, Castlerea, county Roscommon, was deprived of an old age pension after having had it for twelve months, notwithstanding the fact that he was fully qualified for it and that it was restored to him after two years; and whether, in view of the absolute qualification, there is any method by which this man can be paid the back pension that was wrongfully stopped from him?


Patrick Farrell's case came before the Local Government Board on appeal in January, 1912, when they allowed a pension of 5s. a week. The Board have no information as to his being deprived of a pension previously. In any case there is no statutory authority for payment of a pension for any period during which it has been stopped in consequence of the decision of a pension authority.