Mr. G. White
asked the Attorney-General if he is in a position to make a statement on the progress of the work of the Pensions Appeal Tribunals.
§ Mr. Mander
asked the Attorney-General the progress that has been made with the hearing of cases under the Pensions Appeal Tribunals; how many cases have been heard; and how many appeals have succeeded.
§ The Attorney-General
Pensions Appeal Tribunals have been sitting continuously since 18th October, 1943. There are four Tribunals now sitting in England and Wales, in London and at various large centres in the Provinces. In view of the large number of cases being made ready for hearing, an increase in the number of tribunals, both in London and in the Provinces, will shortly be necessary, and arrangements to this end have already been made. During the period from 18th October, 1943, to 14th January, 1944, the tribunals for England and Wales heard 746 appeals, of which 195 succeeded. The present average number of cases being disposed of daily by these tribunals is 26.