HC Deb 05 March 1912 vol 35 cc323-4W

asked the grounds on which the Local Government Board refused a pension to Daniel Gorman, Clonaheen, Rosenallis, Queen's County; whether the sub-committee at Mountmel-lick awarded Gorman a pension of 5s. per week on the grounds that he was possessed of no property and had arrived at the statutory age; and will the Local Government Board reconsider the case?


Daniel Gorman's claim was disallowed by the Local Government Board on appeal on the ground that his means exceeded the statutory limit. He had a good farm of upwards of fourteen acres, which, he alleged, had been transferred to his son. There was, however, no evidence produced of a formal assignment having been made; and even if the assignment had been properly made, the case would appear to be one which might be held to come within the meaning of Section 4 (3) of the Old Age Pensions Act of 1908. The Board have no power to reopen consideration of the case.


asked on what grounds Michael Gallagher, of Coratavy, Killarga, Dromahair, county Leitrim, was deprived of his old age pension?


The Local Government Board cannot trace any record of an appeal having been made to them in this case, and are accordingly unable to give the required information.