HC Deb 04 July 1918 vol 107 c1819
3 and 24. Mr. WING

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland if he will state what are the yearly percentages of the causes of disqualification of applicants for old age

TABLE showing number of Appeals on claims for Old Age Pensions and (questions received and decided; number of decisions in favour of, and number of decisions adverse to, claimants or pensioners for each of the years ended 31st March, 1914–1917, inclusive.
1914. 1915. 1916. 1917.
Number of appeals received 6,202 5,299 4,303 4.904
Number of appeals decided 6,254 5,447 4,451 4,333
Number of appeals in favour of claimants or pensioners 1,520 1,165 907 711
Number of decisions adverse to claimants or pensioners 4,164 3,841 3,160 3,245
Total number of decisions 5,684 5,006 4,067 3,956
Percentage of decisions in favour of claimants, etc. 26.74 23.28 22.30 17.97
Percentage of decisions adverse to claimants, etc. 73.26 76.72 77.70 82.03
NOTE.—The discrepancy between total number of decisions and total number or appeals decided is accounted for partly by appeals dismissed as late or otherwise not in order, and partly because, in the case of questions where, by the Local Government Board's decision, the rate of pension has not been altered, there is no record to show whether the questions were raised by the Pension Officer or the pensioner.