HC Deb 07 April 1914 vol 60 c1811W

asked the Chief Secretary whether he is aware that Elizabeth Dillon, of Islandboy, Abbeyfeale, Kerry, who is eighty-six years of age, has applied for an old age pension on more than one occasion, which has been granted by the Listowel sub-committee; and whether he can say by what means or method of calculation does the pension officer or the Local Government Board estimate that her subsistence is worth £31 10s. per annum?


Elizabeth Dillon's claim for an old age pension was disallowed by the Local Government Board on appeal on the ground that in their opinion the value of the benefits and privileges enjoyed by her exceeded £31 10s. a year. She resides and is maintained on a farm of 80 acres, a portion of which is tilled, and which carries twenty-six head of cattle and two horses, in addition to pigs and fowl.