HC Deb 17 July 1941 vol 373 c710
8. General Sir George Jeffreys

asked the Minister of Labour whether refusal by a conscientious objector to work on the land as a condition of exemption from military service is accepted as a valid objection by the appeals tribunals?

Mr. Bevin

It is for the tribunal to lay down the condition of exemption after considering anything that the conscientious objector has to say. If he is dissatisfied, it is open to him to appeal to the Appellate Tribunal.

Sir G. Jeffreys

Is my right hon. Friend aware that in a recent case a conscientious objector stated that he had no objection to tilling the soil as such, but that he was not willing to do it as a condition, and that his appeal was allowed?

Mr. Bevin

I will look into the case.