HC Deb 28 January 1947 vol 432 cc759-60
38. Mr. Willis

asked the Minister of Pensions if he will arrange for Scottish War Pensions (Special Review) cases to be prepared and forwarded to the tribunal in such numbers as will justify sittings of the tribunal being held in Scotland, thus enabling these cases to be heard there.

Mr. Wilfred Paling

I am transmitting cases to the Tribunal Office as rapidly as circumstances permit, but each application involves a considerable amount of work, and at any rate for some time the flow of cases generally cannot be on a large scale.

Mr. Willis

Are there not sufficient Scottish cases to be submitted at once instead of going singly to the tribunal, so that they could be heard in Scotland, because there is some disquiet amongst Scottish ex-Servicemen?

Mr. Paling

We are trying to arrange that. There is an instance where two cases are being brought up. We did that so that they would not have to wait a long time. If they wait till we get sufficient in Scotland we will do what is suggested.

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