Conscientious Objectors.

Oral Answers to Questions — Military Service. – in the House of Commons on 19th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will issue instructions to all tribunals judging claims for exemption from military service by conscientious objectors, that members of such tribunals must not sit in judgment in cases where they are in any way connected as the employers of any conscientious objector appearing before them.

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

While I have no authority to issue instructions to these tribunals, I have no doubt that the members can be relied upon to exercise their discretion to withdraw from the hearing of any case in which they are personally interested.

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

If I send the right hon. Gentleman a case in which a member of a tribunal sat in judgment on one of the employees of the executive of which he was a member, will he look into it?