§ Mr. FITZGIBBON
asked the Chief Secretary whether the Ballindine, county Mayo, pension sub-committee, having investigated the claim of James Mongan, of Bally glass, granted him an old age pension of 5s. per week, and the pension officer, being of opinion that his means entitled him only to a pension of 3s., appealed against this decision, and the Local Government Board, having heard the appeal, dismissed the claim on the ground that the applicant's income exceeded the statutory amount; and whether, as this case is again pending, the sub-committee having once more granted the pension, the Local Government Board will give more favourable consideration to the calculations made in this case by the subcommittee and sanction their decision?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The case is again before the Local Government Board on appeal, and all the circumstances will be duly considered.