HC Deb 31 May 1916 vol 82 cc2735-6W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the Linlithgowshire County Council, in appointing the county tribunals under the Military Service Act, 1916, have included representatives of Labour among the members so appointed, in terms of the circular issued from the Scottish Office in February last?


I have been in communication with the Linlithgowshire County Council, who have made me a return indicating that they have appointed to the three local tribunals for the county four members who they contend are representatives of Labour.


asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Agriculture if the Board, with a view to assisting local tribunals has yet sent particulars of the minimum number of labourers that should be retained on given areas of land, having regard, so far as is practicable, to the varying conditions that prevail; and if he has any information that this practice has been followed by some local tribunals co-operating with the military authorities?


The War Office, in consultation with the Board, have prepared a general scale of agricultural labour for the use of their military representatives before the tribunals, and the Local Government Board have agreed to forward copies of the same to the tribunals for their information and guidance. Copies will also be sent to the Board's representatives before the tribunals.