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Departments: Appeals

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many independent bodies existed to hear appeals on decisions made by his Department and its executive agencies in (a) 1997-98, (b) 2001-02 and (c) 2005-06; and how many there have been in 2006-07 to date. (121669)

The information requested is in the following table.

Independent bodies hearing appeals against decisions made by DWP agencies

1997-98

Social Security Appeal Tribunal

Medical Appeal Tribunal

Disability Appeal Tribunal

Child Support Appeal Tribunal

Vaccine Damage Tribunal

Pensions Appeal Tribunal (England and Wales)

Pensions Appeal Tribunal (Scotland)

2001-02

Appeal Tribunals

Pensions Appeal Tribunal (England and Wales)1

Pensions Appeal Tribunal (Scotland)1

2005-06

Appeal Tribunals

2006-07

Appeal Tribunals

1 Responsibility for the administration of the War Pensions Agency transferred to the Ministry of Defence on 11 June 2001.