asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland on what grounds Mr. William Coyle, of Magherabuoy, Killygordon, county Donegal, was deprived of the pension which was granted to him by the Stranolar sub-committee; and why the 430W Local Government Board will not accept the two statutory declarations as to Mr. Coyle's age which have been submitted by him?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
William Coyle's claim was rejected on appeal on the ground that he failed to prove that he was the statutory age. In the 1851 Census Return he was recorded as being three years of age, which would make him only sixty-five years of age now, and the statements contained in the statutory declarations referred to by the hon. Member could not be regarded as conclusive evidence.