HC Deb 15 July 1941 vol 373 cc440-1
35. Mr. Gallacher

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will inquire into the methods of working of the Kirkcaldy and District Appeals Tribunal for old age pensioners, in view of numerous complaints of the lack of generosity in their findings as compared with other similar tribunals in Scotland?

Mr. Johnston

The hon. Member has brought a particular case to my notice, and I have asked the Assistance Board to look into it. I will communicate with the hon. Member as soon as I receive their report. I have no evidence that the Kirkcaldy and District Appeals Tribunal proceeds on different lines from other similar tribunals in Scotland.

Mr. Gallacher

Is my right hon. Friend not aware that there are very many complaints from applicants about the lack of generosity shown to them, and particularly in the Kirkcaldy district, and will he draw attention to the necessity for showing all consideration to old age pensioners?

Mr. Johnston

I have no evidence of that, and I shall be glad if my hon. Friend will give me any particulars he has.