§ Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the Secretary to the Local Government Board if he will explain the meaning and effect of the Clause in the new Regulations issued to the tribunals which says that the consent of the Army Council must be obtained for a review of a certificate of exemption when a person has received notice calling him to the Colours; and if this is intended to supersede the statutory right that a person cannot be called to the Colours so long as he has a certificate of exemption or an appeal pending before the tribunal?
§ Mr. HAYES FISHER
The hon. Member will see, if he reads the Regulation, that it has nothing to do with the review of a certificate of exemption, but with the rehearing of a case already decided. While a man holds a certificate of exemption he cannot be called up. The Regulation does not therefore supersede a man's statutory right not to be called up to the Colours so long as he has a certificate of exemption 1109W or has an application pending before a tribunal for a certificate of exemption or for a renewal of such a certificate.