HC Deb 17 November 1914 vol 68 cc333-4

asked under what statutory provision or rule voluntary gifts which cannot be enforced, and which are liable to cease at any time from the death of the giver or inability or unwillingness to continue the gift, are reckoned as means in Ireland, and not in England, against claimants of old age pensions; and what is approximately the number of claims that have been disallowed in Ire land because the claimants have hitherto received relief from relatives in America?


The statutory authority for reckoning voluntary gifts as means for old age pension purposes is Section 2 (1) (d) of the Old Age Pensions Act, 1911, which applies, and is enforced, not only in Ireland, but throughout the United Kingdom. It is not possible to give the information asked for at the end of the question.