HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 cc80-1W
3. Mr. J. Lewis

asked the Attorney-General how many appeals have been heard at the pensions appeals tribunal in Manchester; what proportion of this number have been granted; and how these figures compare with those in other centres.

The Attorney-General

There are no separate statistics available for the Pensions Appeal Tribunals which have been sitting at Manchester, and it would not be possible to provide them except at the expense of a disproportionate amount of time and labour. I would remind my hon. Friend that there is no permanently constituted tribunal in Manchester or in any other city. The individual members of the tribunals are peripatetic: they seldom sit at one centre for more than one month at a time, and at the end of the session the composition of each tribunal is invariably changed Any comparison, therefore, between the statistics of appeals at one centre and another would be unrevealing.