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National Assistance Act 1948

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FIFTH SCHEDULEConstitution and Proceedings of Appeal Tribunals

1Each of the Tribunals referred to in section fifty-three of this Act shall consist of a chairman and two other members.

2Each Tribunal shall have jurisdiction in respect of such district as may be assigned to them by the Board.

3(1)The chairman and one of the other members of every Tribunal shall be appointed by the Minister, and the other member shall be appointed by the Board from a panel of persons nominated by the Minister to represent work-people.

(2)The Minister may appoint persons to act, in the event of absence or incapacity, in the place of members of a Tribunal appointed by him.

4The Board shall pay to the chairman or acting chairman of a Tribunal such remuneration, and to any member thereof such travelling and other allowances (including compensation for loss of remunerative time) as the Board may after consultation with the Minister and with the consent of the Treasury determine.

5The Board shall assign to each Tribunal a clerk and such other officers and servants, and shall pay to them such salaries or fees and such allowances, as the Board may after consultation with the Minister and with the consent of the Treasury determine.

6(1)The Board may make rules—

(a)as to the tenure of office of members of Tribunals;

(b)as to the procedure of Tribunals and the procedure in connection with the bringing of matters before a Tribunal, and as to the time within which matters may be brought before Tribunals;

(c)as to the payment by the Board to persons attending proceedings before Tribunals of travelling and other allowances (including compensation for loss of remunerative time);

(d)for authorising proceedings notwithstanding that the members of the Tribunal are not all present;

and in any case where proceedings take place in accordance with rules made in accordance with sub-paragraph (d) of this paragraph, the Tribunal shall, notwithstanding anything in this Act, be deemed to be properly constituted, and the chairman or acting chairman shall have a second or casting vote.

(2)It is hereby declared that the power under the last foregoing sub-paragraph to make rules as to procedure includes power to make provision as to the representation of one person in any proceedings by another person.

7In this Schedule " the Minister " means the Minister of National Insurance.

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