HC Deb 31 January 1918 vol 101 cc1761-2W

asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether arrangements can be made whereby old age pensions can be paid to the governing authorities of district lunatic asylums in Ireland on behalf of eligible inmates of these institutions with a view to the sums so paid being applied wholly or in part to the cost of their maintenance, now increased as a result of the increased cost of living due to the War?


Under Section 3 (1) (c) of the Old Age Pensions Act, 1908, inmates of lunatic asylums are not eligible for old age pensions.

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