HC Deb 15 February 1940 vol 357 cc977-8W
Mr. McGovern

asked the Minister of Labour the amount of salary or expenses per sitting paid to members of the local and appellate tribunals, respectively, who are engaged on deciding claims of conscientious objectors?

Mr. E. Brown

No fees are paid to chairmen who are full-time salaried officers of the Crown, e.g., county court judges or, in Scotland, full-time sheriff principals. The fees payable to other chairmen of local tribunals are three guineas a meeting (half-day), subject to a maximum of six guineas a day and 24 guineas a week, together with subsistence allowances, when necessarily absent from home, of 25s. a night (to cover a period of 24 hours) or 8s. 4d. a day. As regards other members of the tribunals, the fees payable are three guineas per day for a meeting of five hours or more, or 9s. an hour for less than five hours, subject to a maximum of 12 guineas a week. These fees are inclusive of subsistence allowance.

These fees are similar to those paid in the case of arbitration and analogous tribunals. The fees payable to chairmen of the appellate tribunal are eight guineas a day and to other members two guineas a meeting (half-day), subject to a maximum of four guineas a day and 20 guineas a week. Subsistence allowances are payable on the scale already mentioned. Both chairmen and members are paid any travelling expenses necessarily incurred.

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