§ Mr. GINNELL
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?
§ Mr. DUKE
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.