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Postponement Application, Oldham

Volume 443: debated on Thursday 30 October 1947

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the application of Mr. Keith Brian Dawson, whose father was gravely disabled in the last war, whose mother died after a long period of total blindness, whose brother was killed at Singapore and who has no other brothers or sisters, for deferment on the grounds of hardship and on other grounds, was refused by the Oldham Hardship Tribunal; and whether, in view of the grave circumstances disclosed, he will re-consider this case.

I am aware that Mr. Dawson's application for postponement of call-up was refused by the Oldham Hardship Committee. I have carefully considered the matter but, as I have already explained to my hon. Friend, there are no grounds on which to contest their decision.