HC Deb 14 March 1910 vol 15 c148W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is acquainted with the circumstances under which Edward Carpenter, of Newnham, Winchfield, has been deprived of his old age pension; whether the pension was taken from him on the ground that he had received parish relief; and whether, having regard to the fact that Carpenter is an old soldier eighty years of age, and that during the whole of the time he was in the Winchfield Union Workhouse he paid 7s. a week for his board and lodging, reserving 1d. a day for himself, he will recommend that the old man's pension be restored to him?


Perhaps I may be allowed to reply to this question. I have received an appeal against the discontinuance of the old age pension in this case, and the matter is being investigated. I may say, however, that the Local Government Board have been advised that the disqualification arising from the receipt of poor relief is not removed by the repayment of such relief.