§ 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.