HC Deb 10 October 1946 vol 427 c335
14. Lieut.-Commander Clark Hutchison

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he will reconsider his decision in regard to the findings of the special Arbitration Tribunal and allow an appeal on a point of law to the High Court in England and Court of Session in Scotland.

The Minister of Pensions (Mr. Wilfred Paling)

The decision that references to the special Arbitration Tribunal should be on the basis that both the appellant and the Ministry will accept its finding as final and conclusive was reached after full consideration of all the circumstances, and I can find no grounds for departing from this decision.

Lieut.-Commander Hutchison

Does the right hon. Gentleman not consider it highly undesirable that access to the High Courts should be denied to an individual?

Mr. Paling

Access to the High Court was there on the first occasion. This was rather a particular occasion created to meet a special difficulty.

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