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Supplementary Benefit (Appeals)

Volume 959: debated on Thursday 30 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services, in the latest year for which figures are available, how many women out of what totals there were among appellants to supplementary benefit appeals tribunals and the three panels from which the members of these tribunals are drawn, respectively.

the need to screen potential sufferers from sickle cell anaemia before the administration to them of anaesthetics prior to surgery. My Department is not the appropriate body to give advice to the medical profession in matters which involve the training and clinical judgment of its members.