HC Deb 23 November 1914 vol 68 c825W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will consider the possibility of arranging for the Courts of Referees, Metropolitan district, National Insurance Act, 1911, Part II., to hold their sittings at such hours that persons affected by their decisions, and in employment, may have an opportunity of attending?


The sittings of the Court of Referees for the Metropolitan district and of the majority of the Courts throughout the country commence at 3 p.m. or earlier, and I am afraid that it would not be practicable to arrange for the sittings to commence at a much later hour, having regard to the general convenience. I may point out that if the workman concerned is in employment and is requested to attend a sitting, an allowance is made for loss of time.