§ Mr. WADDINGTON
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that old age pensioners are only allowed seven days in which to appeal against the decision of the local committees, and that this is of serious inconvenience to the pensioner as the forms of appeal often take a few days to obtain; and will he extend the time of appeal to not less than 21 days?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
The Regulations provide for an extension to 14 days of the time within which an old age pensioner or a claimant to an old age pension may lodge an appeal against the decision of a pension committee, if it was not reasonably practicable for the appellant to send his notice within seven days. I am not aware of cases in which the prescribed limitation has resulted in hardship.