HC Deb 23 November 1939 vol 353 c1367
2. Mr. James Griffiths

asked the Minister of Labour the reasons for discontinuing the practice of inviting workmen's representatives to sit on the Appeal Tribunals under the Unemployment Assistance Board; and, in view of the fact that the decisions of these tribunals are final, will he take steps to restore the normal practice?

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Brown)

The modifications in the practice relating to Appeal Tribunals under the Unemployment Assistance Act to which the hon. Member refers were introduced at the outbreak of war in the expectation that conditions arising out of the war would make it impracticable to secure the regular attendance of all the members of the tribunal. The normal practice has now been restored.