HC Deb 20 December 1912 vol 45 c1864W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury what number of applications for old age pensions were passed in Ireland during the years 1909, 1910, 1911, and 1912, and how many were rejected during the same years?


It is not possible to give the information in the precise form suggested by the question, but the following figures represent approximately (a) the number of claims passed in Ireland so as to become payable in the years 1909, 1910, and 1911, and in the first nine months of 1912, and (b) the number of claims rejected in Ireland during the sixteen months ended 31st December, 1909, in the years 1910 and 1911, and in the first nine months of 1912:—

(a) Claims passed—

1909 208,000
1910 20,100
1911 41,300
1912 (nine months) 18,100

(b) Claims rejected—

1908–9 66,000
1910 18,600
1911 20,000
1912 (nine months) 13,300

No figures are yet available for the last quarter of the current year.