HC Deb 08 June 1964 vol 696 c13W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Pensions and National Insurance how many appeals against pneumoconiosis assessments were lodged in North Staffordshire in general and Newcastle-under-Lyme in particular in 1962 and 1963; and in what proportions of cases the appeal tribunal varied the assessment favourably to the applicant.

Lieut.-Commander Maydon

Records are not kept in a form which enables this information to be given for particular counties or parts of counties. The two areas quoted are, however, served by the Stoke-on-Trent pneumoconiosis medical panel. In each of the years 1962 and 1963 this panel gave over 3,000 assessment decisions. In 1962 there were 14 appeals, of which 5 led to a variation of the assessment in the appellant's favour. In 1963 the corresponding figures were 10 and 5.