§ 97. Mr. WATERSON
asked the President of the Local Government Board if he has received a petition from the residents of Harlestone, Northants, relative to the position of Mr. Joseph Dunkley; if he is prepared to do anything in the matter; and, if so, upon what basis?
§ Major ASTOR
The petition referred to was received by the Local Government Board yesterday. The views of the petitioners will be carefully considered before a decision is given on the appeal of the Pension Officer against the award of an old age pension to Mr. Dunkley.
§ Mr. WATERSON
Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman give me an idea when that decision will be arrived at, in view of the hardships involved?