HC Deb 28 October 1943 vol 393 c388W
Major Petherick

asked the Minister of Labour what powers he has to direct conscientious objectors from continuing in boys' clubs, in which they have been allowed by tribunals to continue as a condition of exemption from military service, into other occupations in which they have less opportunities of influencing boys' minds against military service?

Mr. Tomlinson

Whatever may be the legal limits of my right hon. Friend's powers of direction he would not regard it as proper to use them so as to conflict with the order made by the statutory tribunal in the particular case.