HC Deb 08 March 1917 vol 91 c590W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland what causes the delay in issuing to Miss Eliza Murphy the old age pension of 5s. weekly which the Delvin Pension Sub-committee, with personal knowledge of the case, have decided that she is entitled to receive; if the pension officer reports her possessed of property, when in fact she has none, will he specify the alleged property; and whether the Local Government Board will reserve their decision until this question of fact has been ascertained?


I am informed that there was no avoidable delay in dealing with this claim. The claimant and her brother are sole heirs of their father, who died intestate, leaving a farm of 29 acres of good land, and the claimant's interest is worth far more than £31 10s. a year, which is the statutory limit for the receipt of a pension.