§ 60. Mr. John
asked the Minister of Health whether he will provide for the Old Age Pensioners' Association to have representation on the tribunals which are to be set up for the purpose of determining claims for supplementary allowance under the Old Age Pensions Act?
§ Mr. Elliot
The Old Age and Widows' Pensions Act, 1940, provides that the appeal tribunals set up under the Unemployment Act, 1934, are to act for the purpose of dealing with appeals in relation to supplementary pensions. No fresh tribunals will, therefore, be set up and the constitution of the existing tribunals, as laid down in the Act of 1934, does not provide for the representation of the Association to which the hon. Member refers.
§ Mr. Liddall
Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that the question of old age pensions ought not to be the shuttlecock of party politics?