HC Deb 01 February 1945 vol 407 cc1603-4
15. Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that Mr. J. B. Evans, 78, Park Road, Bargoed, after having had three fits underground, appealed to the Local Appeal Board at Bargoed for release from the mining industry; that the Appeal Board unanimously recommended his release on the ground that he was a danger to his fellow workmen; that the National Service officer sought further evidence about the man after the hearing by the Appeal Board and refused to allow the man to leave the mines; and if this action has received his approval.

Mr. Bevin

I am having inquiries made and will write to my hon. Friend.

Mr. Ness Edwards

Will my right hon. Friend have particular regard for the part of the Question which deals with the function of the National Service officer in getting additional evidence after the hearing of the tribunal, otherwise we shall lose all faith in the Appeal Board?