HC Deb 11 November 1912 vol 43 cc1743-4W

asked why Margaret Coleman, of Crumlin, parish of Abbey, county Galway, has been refused an old age pension on the ground of having too much means, seeing that the valuation of her holding is only £3 15s. and that she has no other property?


Margaret Coleman has a farm of about ten acres which carries one cow, two yearlings, one horse, eighteen sheep, three pigs, in addition to fowl. The farm is fairly well tilled, and the Local Government Board estimated that the value of the produce resulting therefrom exceeded £31 10s. a year.


asked on what grounds was Michael O'Donnell, of Kinletter, Bally-bofey, county Donegal (Register 2330, Stranorlar Sub-Committee), deprived of his pension; and did the Local Government Board consider the fact that this man is fifteen months younger than his brother Neil, who has been in receipt of the pension for two and a half years?


Michael O'Donnell was not deprived of a pension as stated, but his claim for one was refused on the ground that he was unable to furnish any satisfactory evidence of age. He stated that he was about two years younger than his brother Neil, but there was no evidence to corroborate his statement.