§ 24. Mr. T. RICHARDSON
asked the Minister of National Service whether men of eighteen years of age coming within the operations of the Military Service Acts should appeal within the time allowed under the Act of 1916 or under Regulation R 185 of the Military Service Act, 1918?
§ 43. Major HUNT
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether in all other industries except agriculture there is a right of appeal to an Appeal Tribunal, but, in the case of agriculture, there is no appeal unless leave is given by the Agricultural Executive Committee; and, if so, why this distinction is made against agriculture?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Walsh)
I have been asked to answer this question. In ordinary agricultural cases there is the same right of appeal as in other cases. As regards young men 510 engaged in agriculture who, with others of the same age, come within the recent Proclamation, the limited right of applying to the Appeal Tribunal is given as a special concession.
§ Major HUNT
Is it not the fact that there is no appeal to an Appeal Tribunal except with the leave of the War Agriculture Committee? Is that the case with agriculture and with no other industry?
That is the case; but certainly the War Agricultural Committee is very likely to view with very great favour any case on occupational grounds that comes before them. In other cases there is no right of appeal on occupational grounds for people who are within the ages and come within the Proclamation.