HC Deb 15 June 1910 vol 17 cc1428-9W
Captain COOPER

asked on what grounds Michael Kemmitt, of Collooney, county Sligo, has been deprived of his old age pension by the Local Government Board, and what evidence against his claim was produced to the Board?


This man was granted a pension on the strength of certificates of belief that he was over seventy years of age. It was, however, subsequently ascertained from the Census Returns of 1851 that he was only seven years old in that year, and, on a question raised by the pension officer, it was determined by the Local Government Board that he was not entitled to a pension.