§ 29. Mr. FREEMAN
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the case of Mr. J. Williams, of Upper House, Llyswen, near Brecon, who, being in an insurable occupation, was receiving unemployment benefit up to 25th February, 1931, but was stopped on account of his having at that date reached the age of 65 and thus became eligible for an old age pension; and, seeing that this man's application for an old age pension has been refused, whether he will arrange for his case to be reviewed to enable him to claim an old age pension from the date he reached the age of 65?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
The claim for old age pension in this case had to be refused because Mr. Williams entered into insurance on 1st August, 1927, and five years' insurance had not elapsed when he attained the age of 65. He may become entitled to pension from 1st August, 1932, when the period of five years' insurance has been completed. As regards the last part of the question, I regret that I have no power to authorise the award of a pension where the statutory conditions are not satisfied.