§ Mr. WATT
asked the Lord Advocate if his attention has been called to the case of John Jack, 74 years of age, of 4, Livingston-street, Keppochhill, Glasgow, who has been refused a pension on account of having been, in July last, four days in the poorhouse; whether he is aware that the cost of this man's maintenance during these four days was repaid to the authorities by his sons; and will he say whether this case is shut out from the advantages of the Old Age Pensions Act?
§ Mr. URE
I have inquired into the circumstances of the case referred to by the hon. Member, and am informed that John Jack was admitted to the poorhouse on 23rd July last, and was an inmate of the ordinary wards till the 28th. Repayment of the cost of maintenance in the poorhouse, unless there is an arrangement for it made before admission, does not remove the disqualification.