HC Deb 22 August 1916 vol 85 c2492W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office if he is aware that tribunals have under consideration a number of applications from taxi-cab drivers who are purchasing their cabs on the instalment plan and upon which a balance of the purchase money remains unpaid; that this is urged as a reason why these men should be exempted from military service; that tribunals feel a difficulty in accepting this plea, particularly in cases where the men have been passed for general service and no other consideration arises, but they desire before deciding such cases some indication that hardship will be avoided or mitigated as far as possible; will he say whether the position is one which can be dealt with by the Civil Liabilities Commissioners; and can he arrange for any instructions on this point to be issued for the guidance of the Commissioners and the satisfaction of the tribunals?


I understand that some cases of this kind have come before the tribunals. Assistance may be granted under the Civil Liabilities Scheme in respect of instalments payable for the purchase of taxi-cabs, and Grants have, in fact, been made for this purpose.

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