HC Deb 06 November 1961 vol 648 cc606-7
24. Mr. J. Hill

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what is the maximum allowance under his regulations for loss of earnings to a person called before a local tribunal or medical board under the National Insurance Acts.

Mrs. Thatcher

Forty shillings a day.

Mr. Hill

Since many of these people attending tribunals suffer loss of wages, will the hon. Lady put it to her right hon. Friend that it is time the question was reconsidered and an advance made on what is paid now?

Mrs. Thatcher

The amounts payable as compensation for loss of remunerative time, which are common to committees and tribunals associated with Government Departments, are laid down by the Treasury, and questions about the scales are for my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury.