HC Deb 22 September 1943 vol 392 cc223-4W
Sir H. Morris-Jones

asked the Minister of Pensions how many applicants have been refused sanction to appeal to the pensions appeal tribunals since their setting up was made known to pensioners and ex-Service men?

Sir W. Womersley

No applicant has been or could be refused sanction to appeal to the pensions appeal tribunal on any issue which is now appealable under the Act.

Sir J. Lucas

asked the Minister of Pensions whether, in view of the fact that the two sons of Mrs. S. P. Watt, of 127, Lonsborough Road, Southsea, were killed by aircraft belonging to the Royal Air Force, any compensation can be given to his mother for the loss of the younger son, D. M. Watt; and, failing this, can some grant be given towards the education of the younger children, in view of the financial support which Mr. D. M. Watt had previously been giving?

Sir W. Womersley

I am looking into this case and I will write to the hon. and gallant Member.

Mr. Mander

asked the Attorney General what is the position with regard to the setting up of pensions appeal tribunals, the names of members and the date when adjudication will begin?

The Attorney-General

My Noble Friend the Lord Chancellor has been proceeding with the selection of members of the tribunals, and proposes to publish the list of names very shortly. The tribunals will be ready to discharge their functions when sufficient time has been given to appellants to prepare their cases in support of their notices of appeal; but they will have no jurisdiction to hear an appeal until a new Royal Warrant has been made and issued.

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