HC Deb 20 June 1910 vol 18 cc157-8W

asked whether the application for an old age pension of Mrs. Margaret O'Connor, of Clonwhite, Cree, West Clare (registered number 9339), has been twice granted by the local pension committee, and refused by' the Local Government Board solely on the grounds that her name does not appear in the Census of 1841; whether it is accepted that her parents were married in 1839, and that no child is included in the Census of 1841; that the marriage certificate of Mrs. O'Connor proves that she was married fifty-one years ago; that she gives as an explanation of her name not appearing in the Census of 1841 that she was living in the care of her aunt; and whether, under these circumstances, the Local Government Board will reconsider its decision?


The Local Government Board disallowed the pension granted to Mrs. O'Connor on the first occasion as, according to the Census Return of 1841, her parents had no children at that time, and as she was unable to furnish any evidence that she had attained the statutory age. The Board have not yet given a decision on the second claim, pending the result of inquiries which are being made in view of the claimant's statement as to her residence in 1841.