Reference LAB 6/21
Title Local tribunals - Solicitor's opinion on attendance of reserve members
Former Department Reference M.2596
Government Department Ministry of Labour and National Service
Themes Military Activity and Home Defence, Social Relations
Subthemes Central and local government, Political movements and disruption, Conscription
Document Types Official Correspondence
Organisations British Trades Union Congress


A file containing correspondence between government officials and a solicitor on the issue of the make-up of local tribunals established to deal with exceptions from military conscription, such as those for conscientious objectors. The topics addressed in the file include the problem that arises when a member of a tribunal is unable to attend, for example due to illness; the interpretation and precise definition of the wording of the National Service (Armed Forces) Bill; and the appointment of replacements in the absence of a member of the tribunal.


conscientious objectors, judiciary, law, lawyers, tribunals

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