HC Deb 01 March 1909 vol 1 cc1253-4W

asked whether the Local Government Board for England has decided that a claimant for an old age pension who has been treated during temporary sickness in the infirm or sick ward of the workhouse, in consequence of there being no infirmary accommodation available, is not disqualified for receipt of a pension; and whether, in view of this fact the Irish Secretary will direct that reconsideration shall be given by the Irish Local Government Board of the claim of Andrew Jenkins, Derrycoose, Annaghmore, previously decided by them on appeal from the Armagh Rural (North) Pension sub-Committee?


I understand that the practice in England is as stated. The particular claimant referred to in the question was not returned in the Guardians' books as having received medical or surgical treatment, and the Local Government Board were therefore obliged to disallow the proposed pension.