HC Deb 06 June 1940 vol 361 cc972-3
4. Lieut.-Commander Tufnell

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour whether, as Circular 123/11, which lays down that a person registered as a conscientious objector must appeal to the appellate tribunal if he wishes to serve in the Forces creates a procedure which usually takes from four to six months, and, considering the numbers of such objectors who do now wish to serve, he can expedite the reconsideration of their cases?

Mr. Assheton

I understand that the appellate tribunal proposes to dispense with a formal hearing in these cases so that they may be disposed of as expeditiously as possible.