HC Deb 02 December 1912 vol 44 cc1889-90W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury, if he can lay upon the Table the Papers or calculations on which the new estimates have been based showing that the amount payable for old age pen- sions in Ireland has reached the maximum and should henceforward decrease each year?


The number of pensions payable on the last Friday of each year since the passing of the Old Age Pensions Act are given on page 81 of the last Report of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise (Cd. 6242). The pensions payable in Ireland on the last Friday in March, 1912, were 205,317. The corresponding figures for the two subsequent quarters have been:—

Last Friday in June, 1912 204,636
Last Friday in September, 1912 203,644