§ Mr. HOPKINS
asked the Attorney-General whether the pensions appeal tribunal, which sits at the House of Lords, hears evidence against the claimants in private, and thus prevents the claimant from questioning the witness or even from knowing on what grounds his case has been decided?
§ Sir G. HEWART
No evidence is taken by the tribunals in the absence of the appellant, except in cases where the appellant sends a written request that the case shall be heard in his absence. In eases involving difficult medical or surgical questions the tribunals have power, with the consent of the appellant, to1018W send him to be examined by a specialist, who reports the result of such examination to the tribunal.