§ Mr. ARCHDALE
asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland the number of appeals made during the past year by pension officers against decisions of old age pension sub-committees and the proportion of such appeals upheld by the Local Government Board?
§ Mr. HENRY
5,960 appeals were lodged by pension officers against decisions of old age pension committees and sub-committees in the year ended 31st March, 1920. The information asked for in the latter part of the question could not be given without a minute examination of all the circumstances of each case during the period mentioned. It would take some time to prepare, and its public utility would not be at all commensurate with the expense, labour, and loss of official time in its preparation.