HC Deb 16 December 1929 vol 233 c979W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether any steps have been taken with a view to securing a medical appeal tribunal to enable ex-Service men to submit their eases where conflicting opinions exist between the man's own doctor and the Ministry's medical advisers?


The machinery of formal appeal to an appeal tribunal is, in my judgment, not the most suitable or most expeditious mode of determining such purely medical matters as the form of treatment appropriate to a particular case, where there is a difference of opinion on this point on medical grounds. I have, however, arranged that any difficult cases of this character, where representations are made by panel doctors, are reviewed at the headquarters of the Ministry.