§ 104. Mr. ANDERSON
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he can indicate the system that is to operate in respect of man-power substitution; whether all workmen about to be released from their present employment and drafted into the Army by the substitution of less fit men now with the Colours will have the right to appeal before tribunals on the ground of domestic hardship or on other grounds; and whether instructions for the guidance of tribunals have been issued on this matter?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Hayes Fisher)
On the first part of the question I may refer to the reply given yesterday by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Munitions to the hon. and gallant Member for Wednesbury. Any man has the right of making an application for exemption, or for the renewal of an exemption, within the period specified in the Regulations or instructions. New directions on the matter are not required.
§ Mr. PRINGLE
Is it not the fact that instructions are being issued to ignore all exemptions on the ground of domestic hardship?