HC Deb 10 April 1911 vol 24 cc179-80W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland on what grounds the claim to an old age pension has been rejected in the case of Mary Sullivan, Cahirnageeha, in the parish of Cahirdaniel, county Kerry?


In July, 1909, the Local Government Board allowed a question raised by the pension officer on the ground that Mary Sullivan had not reached the statutory age. She has since made another claim, which is at present being investigated by the Board.


asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that boards of guardians in Ireland have expressed dissatisfaction owing to the fact that they can claim no part of an old age pension in respect to a pensioner's maintenance; and whether the Government has any intention of amending Section 3 of the Old Age Pensions Act with a view to allowing boards of guardians to take charge of persons who are eligible for an old age pension?


I am aware that many boards of guardians have expressed dissatisfaction as suggested in the question. It is not intended at present to amend the Old Age Pensions Act.