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B18/1990 EXERCISE OF SECTION 31 POWERS
DATE OF ISSUE: 10 May 1990
EXERCISE OF SECTION 31 POWERS
It has come to notice that Determining Officers in the states are reviewing cases under S.31 of the VEA, without any advice to Central Office, while the case is pending at the AAT. Such action puts in jeopardy any strategy which may be pursued in the case, or similar cases, at the Tribunal.
Where a case is pending at the AAT no review under S.31 should be carried out without the prior clearance of either the Assistant Secretary (Compensation and Review) or the relevant Director in the Review Section.
An amendment to section 8.7 of the General Orders Entitlement will be issued in due course.
COMPENSATION AND REVIEW