§ Mr. Squire
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what arrangements are made by the president of 523W the social security appeal tribunals to provide appellants at those tribunals with addresses of local agencies offering advice and representation at the appeal hearing.
§ Mr. Whitney
The content of standard forms issued by the office of the president of social security appeal tribunals is a matter for the president to determine. However, I understand that form AT38, which acknowledges receipt of an appeal and form AT6, which notifies an appellant of the date of a tribunal hearing, include the following paragraph:
"WOULD YOU LIKE HELP WITH THIS APPEAL?
WOULD YOU LIKE SOMEONE TO SPEAK FOR YOU AT THE TRIBUNAL?
If so contract your local Citizens' Advice Bureau, independent advice centre, or Law Centre. They can give you free advice and sometimes they will go along with you to the tribunal. You can get their addresses from the phone book, or the Library, or from your local council.
Departmental forms and those used by the Department of Employment for unemployment benefit are being revised to include similar information.