HC Deb 02 November 1939 vol 352 cc2126-7W
Mr. Maxton

asked the Minister of Labour how many of the tribunals dealing with conscientious objectors have so far met; how many cases have been heard in each; how many complete exemptions have been given; how many conditional exemptions; how many have been ordered to join non-combatant corps; and how many have been completely rejected?

Mr. E. Brown

As at 22nd October, 1939, nine local tribunals had met. The number of decisions given at that date was: London, 327; South Western, 166; Midlands, 18; Northumberland and Durham, 87; North Eastern, 28; South Wales, 99; South West Scotland, 148; South East Scotland, 19; North Scotland, 6. One hundred and thirteen persons were registered unconditionally by the tribunals as conscientious objectors, 365 were registered conditionally, and 189 were removed from the conscientious objector register.

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