HC Deb 20 April 1931 vol 251 c595

asked the Minister of Pensions the number of persons who have appealed to the Pensions Appeal Tribunal for an increase of pension during each of the last five years, the number of cases in which the appeal was granted, the number of cases in which the appeal was disallowed, and the number in which the pension was reduced?

The MINISTER of PENSIONS (Mr. F. O. Roberts)

As the answer is in tabular form I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The numbers of appeals to the Assessment Appeal Tribunal entered during the past five years were as follow:

Year ended 31st March. Appeals received.
1927 6,316
1928 4,053
1929 3,650
1930 3,952
1931 2,148

The decisions given by the Tribunal during the same periods, as affecting the rate of the award, were as follow:

Increase. Reduction. No change.
1,496 42 4,278
1,017 45 2,691
868 66 2,130
1,097 66 2,215
729 35 1,653

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