HC Deb 10 April 1910 vol 16 c1661W

asked the Chief Secretary whether the application of Mary Cox, née Moloney, Kilbrien, county Waterford, in the Dungarvan district, for an old ago pension was refused on the ground that her name could not be found on the Census Returns of 1841 or 1851; whether she furnished the Local Government Board with the best evidence of her being over seventy years of age that was procurable by her; and in what respect was the evidence she supplied deemed unsatisfactory?


The claim in this case was refused by the local pension sub-committee, and the Local Government Board, on appeal by the claimant, confirmed the committee's decision. The only evidence furnished consisted of the opinions of three old men, and was not sufficient to prove that she had reached the statutory age.