HC Deb 20 March 1912 vol 35 cc2031-2W

asked the Chief Secretary whether his attention has been called to the case of Edward Kickham, Trusna, Bullincurny, Thurles, county Tipperary, who was allowed an old age pension of 3s. per week by the Slievardagh pension subcommittee, which the Local Government Board disallowed on appeal; and whether, seeing that he made over his farm nine years ago to his daughter on marriage, reserving only his support, he will state the reasons upon which the Local Government Board disallowed him an old age pension?


Edward Kickham's claim for pension was disallowed by the Local Government Board on the ground that the value of his maintenance exceeded £31 10s. a year.


asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why reference to the English Census returns for evidence of age in connection with old age pensions is not allowed when such opportunities are available to Scotch and Irish applicants?


Perhaps I may be allowed to answer this question. Correspondence is proceeding between the Local Government Board, the Treasury, and the Registrar-General in regard to this matter.