§ 64. Mr. SMEDLEY CROOKE
asked the Minister of Labour if he will consider the advisability of arranging for courts of referees, in connection with local employment committees, to function in the same districts as the rota committees were accustomed to; if he will sanction that a representative of the British Legion shall be a member of the courts of referees; and if he will appoint a deputy-chairman, in addition, on the courts of referees, where necessary, to meet the pressure of extra work?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
Courts of referees will sit at any place at which there are a sufficient number of cases, namely, in general, 10 or more. Each court wily have at least one deputy-chairman. Under the statutory provisions governing the constitution of the courts the British Legion cannot have direct representation, but members of the Legion may, of course, be appointed on the panel of representatives of employers or of workers, as the case may be.