HC Deb 07 June 1976 vol 912 cc603-4W
Mr. Kenneth Clarke

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, whether his Department has completed its general review of the supplementary benefit appeal tribunal system; and whether he will make a statement on the Governments' proposals in the light of that review.

Mr. Orme

The review is making good progress, but many of the issues involved are complex and inter-related and the full consideration they demand must of necessity take time. There also has to be detailed consultation with other Departments and the Council on Tribunals. A statement will he made as soon as any proposals for changes in the system have been formulated.