§ Mr. J. Griffiths
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that there are wide variations in the decisions of hardship tribunals in respect of applications for postponement of service by students at university and other colleges; that some of the decisions cause severe hardships to students nearing the completion of their degree course, or preparing for examinations; and whether he will reconsider this matter with a view to mitigating these hardships?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The final authority in the matter of postponement is the umpire. The circulation of his recent decisions laying down the general principles to be applied will, I have no doubt, secure uniformity in the determinations of the hardship committees in individual cases.