HC Deb 10 August 1911 vol 29 cc1488-9W

asked on what grounds an old age pension has been refused to Daniel Currane, Cools, Cahirciveen, in view of the fact that he has attained the statutory age and that he had assigned his farm to his son for private reasons, and not with a view to applying for an old age pension?


The Local Government Board upheld the pension officer's appeal in this case under Section 4 (3) of the Old Age Pensions Act, as it appeared that Daniel Currane assigned his farm to his son in order to qualify for a pension.


asked the Chief Secretary whether the appeal of Johanna Curry against the decision of the Thurles pension sub-committee has been decided; and whether he can state the decision of the Local Government Board?


The appeal lodged by the pension officer against the decision of the sub-committee to increase Johanna Curry's pension from 3s. to 5s. is still being investigated. The Local Government Board, in addition to other information, await the receipt of the documents in the case, which the sub-committee were asked to forward more than three months ago.


asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that John Buckley, of Liseahane, Millstreet, applied in March last for an increase in his pension from 3s. to the maximum; and that he produced a statement to the pension officer, Mr. Burke, from the manager of the National Bank, Millstreet, showing he had no money there; and will he say what has become of this statement; what consideration has been given to Mr. Buckley's claim, and is it proposed to grant it.


This case does not appear to have come before the Local Government Board, and I have therefore no information regarding it.