30. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the Minister of health whether the widow of a warrant officer who, since leaving the service, had been compulsorily insured would be treated as eligible for a widow's pension under the Widows', Orphans', and Old Age Contributory Pensions Act in addition to the pension payable by the War Office?
The position under the Contributory Pensions Act, 1925, is determined by the type of pension payable by the War Office, and, if the hon. Member will acquaint me with the particular case, I will have the position under the Act investigated.
29. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the Minister of Health whether arrangements have been made whereby a person in receipt of an old age pension in the Irish Free State would be eligible to draw an old age pension if he came to reside in this country?
§ Major Sir GEORGE HENNESSY (Vice-Chamberlain of the Household)
A person in receipt of an old age pension in the Irish Free State cannot draw that pension if he comes to reside in this country, hut residence in Southern Ireland before the establishment of the Irish Free State is counted as residence in the United Kingdom for the purpose of qualifying for a non-contributory pension in this country under the Old Age Pensions Acts, 1908 to 1924.
§ Mr. H. WILLIAMS
Would the rate of pension which they enjoyed in this country be the same as that which they enjoy at present in the Irish Free State?