§ Mr. LLOYD GEORGE
The expectation of life at age seventy is for a man about eight years and for a woman about eight and three-quarter years. The capitalised value of the future liabilities of the Exchequer in respect of old age pensions has not been calculated, and such calculation would, I understand, involve actuarial problems of considerable difficulty.
§ Mr. BOLAND
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether he is aware that, in spite of repeated searches, no record can be found in the Census reports of Denis Cronin, Doon, Tahilla, a claimant for an old age pension; and whether, in view of the other evidence submitted, his claim will now be allowed, seeing that it was approved by the local committee more than two years ago?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The family of Denis Cronin's parents was traced in the Census Returns of both 1841 and 1851. In the former year there was no child named Denis mentioned, and in the latter Denis was given as being six years old. He is, therefore, about sixty-six years old at present, and not yet entitled to a pension.
§ Mr. BOLAND
also asked the Chief Secretary, can he state what has been the result of the inquiry into the claim for an old age pension made by Mrs. Mary Lyons, Quaybawn, Glenbeigh; and can he state when she will be entitled to receive the pension?