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Civil Servants (Conscientious Objectors)

Volume 360: debated on Thursday 9 May 1940

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Home Security, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, whether he is aware that the case of an employé of his Department, working at Blackpool, was heard in camera before the local tribunal for the registration of conscientious objectors at Lancaster, on the 25th April, on the grounds that his employment at the Department in which he was engaged might be adversely affected by the publicity; and whether this was done at the request of his Department?

My Noble Friend is aware that this case was heard in camera at the applicant's request, but does not know the reason for the request given by the applicant. The request was not made by or at the instigation of the Department.