asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health whether he has investigated the claim of Mrs. Ellen Barry, Ballinaclasha, Midleton, Co. Cork, to old age pension at the full rate, and whether such claim will be paid at an early date and made retrospective.
WRITTEN ANSWERS. - MIDLETON OLD AGE PENSION CLAIM.
A decision has not yet been reached in this case, which I have referred to one of my inspectors for local investigation of the facts bearing on age. It is expected that he will be in the County Cork area within the next month. A decision will be given upon the receipt of his report, and if the circumstances warrant it, the payment can be made retrospective.