HC Deb 10 January 1989 vol 144 c482W
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
April-June 597 650
July-September 583 609
October-December 612 550
January-March 761 692
April-June 733 656
July-September 810 695