HC Deb 15 May 1975 vol 892 c172W
Mr. Kinnock

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many applicants before supplementary benefit appeal tribunals, in the latest period of 12 months, were unrepresented, represented by solicitors, by social or welfare workers, by friends or relatives, and by claimants' unions, trade unions or voluntary organisations, respectively; in respect of each category how many appellants failed themselves to attend the hearing; and in how many cases a decision was given in the appellant's favour among those, respectively, who did and did not personally attend.

Mr. Alec Jones

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 12th May 1975; Vol. 892, c. 28–9], circulated the following answer:

The information for the year ended 31st December 1974 is as follows: