HC Deb 13 February 1996 vol 271 c549W
Mr. Rowlands

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) what estimate he has made of the number of cases dealt with by local tribunals sitting in Merthyr Tydfil in 1995; [13370]

(2) what estimate his Department has made of the travelling costs of staff and appellants to local tribunal hearings at Merthyr Tydfil in 1995; [13372]

(3) what estimate he has made of the number of cases heard at local tribunals in Merthyr Tydfil in 1995 which required the presence of a member of staff from the local social security office; and in how many cases appellants were represented by the Merthyr citizens advice bureau. [13371]

Mr. Roger Evans

The information required is set out in the table.

Cases heard 1995 Average travelling costs for staff per session1 £ Average traveling costs paid to appellants per session1£ Hearings attended by DSS staff Appellants represented by Merthyr CAB
293 31.00—ITS 6.02—DSS 14.48 293 49
ITS—Independent Tribunal Service.
DSS—Department of Social Security.
CAB—Citizens Advice Bureau.


1 An average of five appeals are heard at each session.

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