HL Deb 16 November 1977 vol 387 cc672-3WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will list the occasions since the beginning of 1976 when an adjudicator has refused leave to a person nominated by an appellant to appear before him, giving the dates of these occasions, the names of these persons and where possible the reasons given by the adjudicator for his decision.

The MINISTER of STATE, HOME OFFICE (Lord Harris of Greenwich)

No records are maintained of occasions when adjudicators have refused leave for nominated representatives to act on behalf of appellants, but it is thought that such action has been taken only in a very small number of cases.