§ Mr. Loyden
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services on whose advice the present chairman of the London Medical Appeal Tribunal was appointed.
§ Mr. Orme
Section 7 of the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1971 (Chapter 62) provides that Chairmen—of nominated tribunals, etc., of which the Medical Appeal Tribunal is so specified—shall be selected by the appropriate authority from a panel of persons appointed by the Lord Chancellor".
In the case of the Medical Appeals Tribunal my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services is the "appointed authority" and he selects the chairmen from the Lord Chancellor's panel.