Reference LAB 6/11
Title Memorandum on constitution, functions and procedure: Military Training (Hardship) and Military Service (Hardship) Committees
Former Department Reference M.490 AMD
Government Department Ministry of Labour and National Service
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Conscription, Central and local government
Document Types Official Correspondence, Advertisements, Pamphlets, and Posters
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Organisations Military Service (Hardship) Committees, Military Training (Hardship) Committees


A file containing documents relating to the constitution and functions of Military Training (Hardship) Committees and, later, Military Service (Hardship) Committees. Documents in the file include correspondence suggesting edits to a pamphlet setting out the constitution of the committees; correspondence on the copying and printing of the pamphlets; and multiple drafts of different versions of the pamphlet. Topics discussed in the pamphlet include the make-up of the committees; the circumstances that disqualify a member of a committee from sitting at a tribunal; the functions and aims of the committees; and the representation allowed to appellants during the tribunals. Other topics covered include the definition of "exceptional hardship" and the circumstances in which an application can be made; the different versions of the oath to be sworn at tribunals; and the fees and allowances granted to committee members.


allowances, committee members, conscription, courts, finance, government committees, law, lawyers, military training, poverty, printing, publications, religion, trade unions, tribunals, wages

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