§ Mr. J. P. FARRELL
asked the reason which determined the Local Government Board to refuse Edward Corcoran, of Sonnagh, Aughnacliffe, county Longford, No. 854 in Granard pension officer's register, an old age pension, notwithstanding the fact that by deed of assignment, dated 24 th November, 1911, the said Edward Corcoran assigned his farm and house to his nephew, Owen Murtagh, on his marriage with Rose Fagan, as a result of which this old man is now without means; and whether, having regard to the fact that this man's age is not disputed, another inquiry will be ordered into his circumstances to enable him to receive the pension which the local pension committee think he is entitled to?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The claim for pension in this case was disallowed as the Local Government Board considered that the assignment of the farm came within the scope of Section 4 (3) of the Old Age Pensions Act, 1908. The Board have no power to re-open consideration of this case.