HC Deb 22 November 1911 vol 31 c1329W
Colonel YATE

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he can state the number of persons having £500 or more now in receipt of old age pensions?


The information is not available and could not be obtained without an expenditure of time and labour which I do not think would be justified.


asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state why the pension officer appealed against the award of 5s. to John Darcy, Cartoon, Corlough, county Cavan, appeal number 3,965; is he aware that the Poor Law valuation in this case is only £5; will he say whether the outside top gross value of this man's effects or means annually would exceed £10; when was Mr. White appointed pension officer in this district; how many appeals has he lodged against pensions in the case of non-Catholics; what experience has Mr. White of the value of land, etc., in the centre of Corlough Mountains; and will a revaluation be made in this case by someone qualified to deal with the peculiar conditions attaching to this remote district?


I am making inquiries and will communicate with the hon. Member in due course.