HC Deb 07 March 1940 vol 358 c587W
Sir A. Knox

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to a pronouncement by the chairman of the Bristol Conscientious Objectors 'Tribunal, on the 29th February, that the tribunal would recognise a political objection provided it was made with sufficient intensity; and what steps he proposes to take to prevent such divergences from the general practice of these tribunals?

Mr. E. Brown

I have seen a reference to this matter in the Press. The question of the interpretation of the term "conscientious objection" is a matter for the local tribunals who will no doubt be guided by the decisions of the appellate tribunal.

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