HC Deb 26 October 1953 vol 518 c324W
85. Mr. Poole

asked the Attorney-General what expenses are payable to a medical witness giving evidence before a pensions appeal tribunal on behalf of an appellant.

The Attorney-General

The Pensions Appeal Tribunals (England and Wales) Rules, 1943, as amended in 1949, provide that an appellant may be paid his expenses for obtaining a medical report or the attendance of a medical witness, if the president or chairman of the tribunal certifies that the production of the report or the attendance of the medical witness was reasonably necessary for the purposes of the appeal. The maximum sum allowable for the report is three guineas, and for the attendance of a medical witness three guineas, or, with the leave of the president in special cases, five guineas. The travelling expenses of the witness are also allowed.