HC Deb 13 March 1911 vol 22 cc1999-2000W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, whether he would state the circumstances under which the application of John McLeavy, Derry Killultagh, Ballinderry, pension sub-committee district of Aghalee (Belfast and Lisburn) for an old age pension was refused?


I understand that McLeavy has made two claims to an old age pension, and that both claims have been disallowed on the ground that his means, calculated in accordance with the provisions of the Old Age Pensions Act, exceed £31 10s. per annum.


asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that in the case of Margaret Mullins, of Lahinch, county Clare, district Ennis, station Ennistymon, No. 117 in pension officer's register, although she had reached the statutory age, as attested by her birth certificate, on 12th December, 1910, the payment of her old age pension was deferred till 6th January, 1911, under the belief that she had been in receipt of Poor Law relief: and whether, as she asserts that she has. never at any time received any Poor Law relief, some evidence will be adduced that she has received such relief or the payment of her old age pension will be considered as due from 12th December, 1910?


I am inquiring as to the facts of this case, and will communicate with the hon. Member when a decision has been arrived at.


asked the Chief Secretary how it is that the family to which Mrs. Quirke, of Kilconlea, Abbeyfeale, in the county of Limerick, belonged, could not be traced in the Census Return of 1851 from the information she supplied to the pension authorities, while from the same information supplied by her they were traced in the Census Return of 1831; and whether, under these circumstances, he will direct another search to be made to see whether she is on the 1851 Census; and, if so, what age is given for her on it?


Two searches have already been made without result in the Census Return of 1851. Mrs. Quirke states that her family was evicted about that time, and presumably that is the reason why no trace of it can be found in the 1851 Census, although her family was found in 1841.