HC Deb 23 June 1921 vol 143 cc1588-9W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he is aware that Miss Sarah Turnbull, of Choppington, Northumberland, has lost her only support, James Turnbull, who was an officer at Morpeth Lunatic Asylum, having died a few weeks ago, leaving no will; that Sarah Turnbull is blind and has been for many years; and that the deceased paid contribution for a pension 23 years; if that be so, can she get the contributions that he paid; is he aware that Miss Turnbull is getting on in years; and can she get any of the estate left by her brother James, as she cannot knit now as she has done for a long number of years?


I have been asked to reply. I have no information as to the circumstances of this case, but I may say that there is no legal authority for the repayment of superannuation contributions to the sister of a deceased asylum officer.