§ Mrs. Beckett
To ask the Attorney-General in how many cases leave to appeal to a social security commissioner was granted; and how many appeals were decided by the commissioner in each month since April 1987.
§ The Attorney-General
Leave to appeal to a social security commissioner may be granted by both chairmen of the lower tribunals and the commissioners. The figures requested are not readily available, but the Lord Chancellor's Department has prepared a best estimate of the figures requested on a quarterly basis based on information provided by the office of the social security commissioners, the office of the president of the social security appeals tribunal and the Department of Social Security.
England, Wales and Scotland Number of cases in which leave to appeal to a Social Security Commissioner was granted Number of appeals determined by a Social Security Commissioner 1987 April-June 597 650 July-September 583 609 October-December 612 550 1988 January-March 761 692 April-June 733 656 July-September 810 695