§ Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
asked the Minister of Pensions the number of seven-year limit cases submitted to the independent medical experts and the results?
§ Mr. F. O. ROBERTS
Up to date about 25 cases of material doubt or difficulty have been or are being referred to the independent medical consultants for consideration and advice, but not more than nine of these have so far been decided, with results unfavourable to the claimants. These figures are not, however, representative, as the new arrangements have only quite recently reached their full operation. I may add that during the same period 227 applications have been admitted without reference to the consultants.