Reference LAB 6/7
Title Local Tribunals: memorandum on procedure by Judge Hargreaves
Former Department Reference M.4/133
Government Department Ministry of Labour and National Service
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence, Social Relations
Subthemes Conscription, Political movements and disruption
Document Types Memoranda, Official Correspondence
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide, Region 5: London
Locations London


A file containing documents relating to the procedure of the local tribunals appointed to process cases of conscientious objectors. Documents in the file include a memorandum prepared by Justice Hargreaves, the chairman of tribunals in London, with the aim of establishing details about the practicalities of the tribunals; a reply to Hargreaves from A.E.A. Napier; and correspondence about the circulation of the memorandum. Topics raised in the memorandum include the volume of work expected to arise from the tribunals; the length of time tribunals might take; the locations at which the tribunals are expected to sit; details of the procedure; and what types of alternative occupations conscientious objectors are able to take if their tribunal is successful.


conscientious objectors, conscription, courts, judiciary, law, tribunals

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