HC Deb 20 February 1941 vol 369 c300W
Mr. McGovern

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will order a new hearing of the appeal of Private S. G. Tomlinson at Edinourgh Appellate Tribunal for Conscientious Objectors, in view of the representations made by the military representative who testified as to the genuine character of certain objectors, but not to that of Private Tomlinson, thus causing the view that Private Tomlinson was not genuine not being backed by military representations; and whether such representations are permitted at such tribunals?

Mr. Bevin

The decisions of the appellate tribunal are by statute final and I have no power to order new hearings of cases already decided. It is for the tribunal itself to decide what evidence it wishes to hear.