Appeal Cases.

Oral Answers to Questions — Naval and Military Pensions and Grants. – in the House of Commons on 23rd May 1922.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Hayday Mr Arthur Hayday , Nottingham West

68.

asked the Minister of Pensions the number of pension appeal cases heard before the pensions appeal tribunal in Nottingham on Tuesday, 16th March, 1922, together with the decision in each case?

Photo of Sir Ernest Pollock Sir Ernest Pollock , Warwick and Leamington

I have been asked to reply. The number of appeals dealt with on Tuesday, 16th March, 1922, before the tribunal sitting at Nottingham was nine. Of these, three were allowed, one was adjourned, and the remainder were disallowed.

Photo of Mr Arthur Hayday Mr Arthur Hayday , Nottingham West

69.

asked the Minister of Pensions the total number of appeal cases heard by the pensions appeal tribunals during the year ending December, 1921, together with a summary of the decisions?

Photo of Sir Ernest Pollock Sir Ernest Pollock , Warwick and Leamington

I have been asked to reply. The total number of appeal cases heard by the pensions appeal tribunals for England and Wales during the year ending 31st December, 1921, was 36,329. Of these, 9,877 were allowed, 26.141 disallowed, and 311 were withdrawn by the appellants.

Photo of Mr Duncan Graham Mr Duncan Graham , Hamilton

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asked the Minister of Pensions the number of appeal cases that have been heard from the West of Scotland by the pensions appeal tribunal, during the year 1921 and for the first three months of the present year; and will he state the number that have been allowed?

Mr. MURRAY:

I have been asked to reply to this question. I would refer the hon. Member to the answers given by my right hon. Friend the Attorney-General to similar questions on 14th and 16th March last. For the reasons given by my right hon. Friend, I regret that I cannot undertake to give the figures desired by the hon. Member.