HC Deb 08 July 1918 vol 108 c50W

asked the President of the Local Government Board what action the Department is taking to secure uniformity of decision by military service tribunals in relation to cases of one-man-business proprietors for which provision is made by Regulations comprised in R. 185 issued by the Department?


As my hon. Friend is aware, communications relating to this class of case have been issued from time to time—in particular, decisions by the Central Tribunal and the Circular of December last R.167. The right of appeal to the Appeal Tribunals also secures a considerable measure of uniformity. I may add that I am anxious that all that is possible should be done through schemes of co-operation for maintaining the businesses of men who have joined the forces, and that I have taken special measures to promote this movement and am hopeful of further good results.