Pension Stopped (MRS. a. Callaghan).

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 11th May 1922.

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Photo of Mr Neil Maclean Mr Neil Maclean , Glasgow Govan


asked the Minister of Pensions whether he is aware that the pension awarded to Mrs. Annie Callaghan, of 29, Keyden Street, Kinning Park, Glasgow, on account of her son, First-class Stoker James Callaghan, K. 30.260, Royal Navy, has been stopped; whether he is aware that she is in extreme need and has received a notice from the factor regarding her arrears of rent; whether he is aware that Mrs. Callaghan has made several applications for the renewal of this pension; and whether he will take steps to meet the claims of this deserving case?

Photo of Sir James Macpherson Sir James Macpherson , Ross and Cromarty

The circumstances of this case are at present being investigated. I will communicate the result to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.

Photo of Mr Neil Maclean Mr Neil Maclean , Glasgow Govan

Does the right hon. Gentleman not realise that this case has now been under investigation for the last three months, that I have been in communication several times with his Office on this case, and that it is only because of the inattention of his Office that I put it down on the Order Paper, and will he do his best to expedite the decision, as it is a very extreme case?