5. Dr. MORGAN
asked the Minister of Pensions what is the total number of final awards made in the half year ending 30th June last; the total number of pensioners now receiving final award pensions; the number of such cases who have appealed for re-assessment in the last two years; and whether he will consider application for review of such cases are now submitted to him?
The total number of final awards made in the six months ending 30th June last was 24,677. The number of pensioners now receiving final awards of life pension is about 390,000. During the past two years, 7,529 appeals have been made to the Assessment Appeal Tribunals. The arrangements which I was enabled to make five years ago for the correction of serious errors of final award are still in operation.