§ Major N. Macpherson
asked the Minister of Pensions whether the selection committees which the Lord Chancellor proposes to set up in England to examine applications for appointment as lay members of pensions appeals tribunals are also to be set up in Scotland; and, if so, what will be their composition.
§ Mr. Wilfred Paling
The Pensions Appeals Tribunals are entirely independent of my Department. I have accordingly no information regarding the selection committees referred to, nor do I know whether similar committees are contemplated in Scotland and, if so, the nature of their composition.