§ Sir R. HAMILTON
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what arrangements have been made to permit of an appeal by any person considering himself or herself aggrieved by reason of the recent withdrawal of blind pensions a Shetland?
Mr. W. ADAMSON
I am advised that the decision of the Department of Health in these eases is final, and that there is no further right of appeal so far as the questions already raised are concerned. The only way in which a case can be re-opened is by the aggrieved persons lodging a fresh claim to a pension, in which event there is a fresh right of appeal to the Department by either the Pension Officer or the claimant, against the decision of the local pension committee.