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Supplementary Benefit Tribunals

Volume 129: debated on Friday 18 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many women have served as chairpersons in supplementary benefit tribunals in the south-west in the last year.

Nursing and midwifery staff at 30 September
Whole-time equivalents1
1983198419851986
RegionNursing and midwifery staff2AgencyBankNursing and midwifery staff2AgencyBankNursing and midwifery staff2AgencyBankNursing and midwifery staff2AgencyBank
Northern26,720312026,52022026,87024027,10040250
Yorkshire29,82032029,89034030,100407030,10090100
Trent35,10013035,38016036,48019036,870260
East Anglian14,420409014,75011011015,15016017015,200180210
North West Thames27,79062024027,53085026027,0801,08029027,0701,360230
North East Thames34,28060037033,93098035033,31085040032,4601,400480

I am advised by the president of social security appeal tribunals that, in the region covering Wales and the south-west, there are currently 105 persons appointed to serve of whom 11 are women. In England and Wales, nominations are made by the president from a panel appointed by the Lord Chancellor.