§ Mr. SMEDLEY CROOKE
asked the Minister of Labour the total number of Minister appointments that have been made on the staff of the Unemployment Assistance Board and on appeal tribunals, respectively; and what percentage of such number in each case are ex-service men?
The staff of the Unemployment Assistance Board is appointed by the Board and not by the Minister of Labour, and I assume that my hon. Friend refers to the appointments and nominations made by the Minister under the Seventh Schedule to the Unemployment Act, 1934, in connection with appeal tribunals. I have appointed 138 chairmen and 220 reserve chairmen and have nominated approximately 7,000 persons to form the panels of representatives of workpeople for appeal tribunals. I am not aware of the percentage of these persons who are ex-service men.