HC Deb 31 July 1916 vol 84 c2094W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether, in the case of an applicant seeking exemption from military service on the ground that serious hardship would ensue owing to his exceptional financial or business obligations or domestic position as specified in Section 2, Sub-section (1), of the Military Service Act (No. 1), the tribunal have the right to order the applicant to submit himself to medical examination as a condition precedent to their giving a decision on the merits of his application?


The tribunal have not the right to order the man to be examined, but I can imagine circumstances in which a request that he be examined before his case is decided would not be unreasonable.