§ 29. Sir David Renton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what delay occurs on average between the making of an appeal to the National Insurance Commissioners and the hearing of it.
§ Mr. Orme
The average time between the making of an appeal to the National Insurance Commissioners and its determination is about 18 months. With a view to achieving an appreciable reduction in the time taken, two additional full-time commissioners have been 711W appointed as from 11th January and consideration is being given to the appointment of one or more part-time commissioners.