HC Deb 01 March 1917 vol 90 cc2153-4

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that within the past month a regular campaign has been instituted in county Longford to deprive old age pensioners of their pensions, many of whom have been enjoying the same since the passage of the Old Age Pensions Act; can he say by whose directions this is being done; whether he is aware that in nearly all these cases the findings of the pension committees are being overridden by the Local Government Board, and persons with no means whatever deprived of their pensions; and what steps he proposes to take to redress this injustice?


The Local Government Board have no knowledge of any such campaign.