HC Deb 30 June 1910 vol 18 cc1222-3W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that the pension officer at Ballyhaunis, county Mayo, has withheld pension books from claimants whose pensions were allowed on the 4th ultimo to the second Friday after the meeting at which the pensions were granted, thereby depriving them of one week's pension; and whether, in view of Sub-section 2 of Section 5 of the Old Age Pensions Act, which defines that a pension is payable on the first Friday after the claim has been allowed, he will take steps to ensure that the claimants in question will be paid the week's pension which has been withheld from them?


The particulars given in the question do not enable me to identify with certainty the cases which the hon. Member has in mind. No such cases can be traced in the area of either of the two pension officers at Ballyhaunis; but if the hon. Member will supply me with more detailed particulars I will have further inquiry made.