HC Deb 04 August 1939 vol 350 c2811
11. Mr. Gurney Braithwaite

asked the Minister of Health whether it is with the knowledge and approval of his Department that certain local authorities have made pay deductions for time lost by militiamen on their staffs when undergoing preliminary medical examination by the military authorities?

The Minister of Health (Mr. Elliot)

The approval of my Department is not required in this matter. I have no information on the subject.

Mr. Braithwaite

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this allegation is being made in certain areas with a detrimental effect upon public opinion, in view of the fact that conscientious objectors received both railway fares and subsistence allowances when attending the tribunals?

Mr. Elliot

I cannot take responsibility for the local authorities.

Mr. Braithwaite

Will my right hon. Friend make representations to them?