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Unemployment Benefit (National Insurance Tribunals)

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 8 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the constitution of national insurance tribunals sitting on claims for unemployment benefit.

A National Insurance Local Tribunal, considering a claim for unemployment benefit consists of one member drawn from a panel composed of persons representing employers and persons representing earners other than employed earners; in unemployment benefit cases, if practicable, the member drawn from this panel represents employers; one member drawn from a panel of persons representing employed earners; and a person appointed by the Secretary of State from a list of persons with legal qualifications approved by the Lord Chancellor to act as chairman.