HC Deb 06 July 1928 vol 219 cc1740-1W

asked the Minister of Health if he will inquire into the refusal of an old age pension, under the contributory scheme, to Mr. Josiah R. Hayes, of 13, Leabon Street, Plaistow, E.13; and will he state the reasons?


The claim of Mr. Hayes for an old age pension was rejected on the ground that it had not been established that he had reached the age of 65. I find that Mr. Hayes has appealed against that decision to the Referees appointed under the Act.

Name of Union. Amount expended on relief in money and kind administered to persons in their own homes in the under-mentioned Unions during the year ended 31st March, 1927.
Per pound of Assessable Value. Per head of Estimated Population.
s. d. s. d.
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 3 10¼ 33
Chester-le-Street 18 67 10¼
Auckland 13 11¾ 50
West Ham 5 8 25 10½
Bedwellty 17 74
Merthyr Tydfil 15 58
Pontypridd 11 43 11