HC Deb 27 July 1916 vol 84 cc1884-5W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, now as farms are so depleted of labour, he will issue instructions that during the harvest season farmers may entrust the presentation of their cases to the agricultural representative, thus saving their personal attendance before the local tribunals?


A farmer may, if he so chooses, and the agricultural representative agrees, present his case through the latter. I may mention that a communication has been sent to Appeal Tribunals, with the concurrence of the War Office, that they may properly postpone the hearing of agricultural cases until after the harvest, if a request is made to this effect and the agricultural and military representatives agree to this course.

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