§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if in the circumstances when claimants win an appeal tribunal and the Secretary of State wishes to overrule it by going to appeal, claimants are automatically notified of his decision in writing.
§ Mr. Lyell
Yes. Where the Secretary of State or the adjudication officer wishes to appeal against the decision of a social security tribunal or a medical appeal tribunal the claimant is advised in writing that an appeal to the commissioner is to be made or, where appropriate, that leave to appeal to the commissioner is being sought from the tribunal chairman. If the hon. Member has a particular case in mind perhaps he would let me have details.