HC Deb 09 April 1976 vol 909 c333W
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.