HC Deb 18 April 1946 vol 421 c489W
Mr. Scott-Elliot

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the hearing by the new tribunals of appeals by farmers in cases of dispossession and termination of tenancies will be open to the public.

Mr. T. Williams:

Yes, Sir, unless the appellant objects. I might add that the appellant will be entitled to appear before the tribunal either in person, or by counsel or solicitor. He will of course be able to give evidence himself and to call any witnesses he may think fit; and he will also be entitled to cross-examine any witnesses called by the war agricultural executive committee.