HC Deb 10 August 1916 vol 85 cc1218-9

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will state what action he has taken upon the letter addressed to him by Mr. Fenner Brockway, in which he complains that the Stockport Appeal Tribunal dismissed his appeal on 26th July, although notice had been sent to the tribunal that Mr. Brockway could not attend the hearing on that date as he was confined in Pentonville Prison; and if he will order the Appeal Tribunal to hear Mr. Brockway's appeal at a time when Mr. Brockway is free to attend?


I am in communication with the Appeal Tribunal on the subject of the letter to which reference is made.

55. Mr. G. LAMBERT

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will send to the local tribunals the communication that has been sent to the Appeal Tribunals, that under certain conditions the hearing of agricultural cases may be postponed until after the harvest?


The arrangement indicated in my circular was one made between the Board of Agriculture and the War Office, and it related only to Appeal Tribunals. My action in the matter was confined to communicating the arrangement to those tribunals.


Will the right hon. Gentleman ask the War Office to send the communication to the local tribunals as well?


I will communicate my hon. Friend's views to the War Office, but I think they would be much more effective if he communicated them himself.