HC Deb 17 October 1916 vol 86 cc404-5W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to a case tried at the Mansion House on 4th October in which Robert James Miller, a fish porter, was convicted and fined for loitering for the purpose of betting, having previously been fined £25 for assisting in the management of a gaming house; whether he is aware that it was stated in evidence that Miller had been exempted from military service for the purpose of pursuing the business of a fish porter; and whether such exemption is in accordance with the principles laid down by the Local Government Board for the guidance of tribunals?


I am informed that a certificate of exemption was granted to R. J. Miller, as an attested man in a certified occupation, by the Recruiting officer, not by a tribunal; and that steps are being taken for the withdrawal of the certificate