HC Deb 31 October 1955 vol 545 c71W
101. Mr. Spence

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance what right of appeal exists under his regulations against a decision made by a commissioner who has been appointed by his Department to give a ruling regarding the physical condition and ability of an individual.

Mr. Marples

The National Insurance Acts provide that decisions of the National Insurance and Industrial Injuries Commissioners shall be final. The commissioners, who are lawyers of high standing, are appointed by the Crown and are of course quite independent of the Ministry.