HC Deb 18 April 1935 vol 300 c2005W

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.