§ Mr. Peter Mills
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in view of the hardship experienced by retirement pensioners, what new plans or policies he has to improve the position.
§ Mr. Meacher
I would refer the hon. Member to my right hon. Friend's statement to the House on 7th April about the forthcoming increases in retirement pensions
Industrial Injuries Medical Boards Chairmen, Part-time … £14.36 per session. Member, Part-time … £11.37 per session plus mileage allowance. Medical Appeal Tribunal Chairmen, Part-time … £45 per day or part of a day plus travelling and subsistence allowance. Members, Part-time … £34.80 per day or part of a day plus mileage allowance. Pneumoconiosis Medical Panel (from which Pneumoconiosis Medical Boards are constituted) … Salaried doctors on the Department's staff are employed full-time on the Panel; other members are paid £17.39 per session, plus travelling allowance.