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National Service, Wales (Deferment Appeals)

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1952

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asked the Minister of Labour if he will arrange that appeals for deferment from National Service from appellants residing in South Wales and North Wales, respectively, shall be considered in centres more conveniently situated than Bristol or Chester, respectively.


asked the Minister of Labour where appeals for deferment of call-up under the National Service Act of appellants from Wales take place.

I assume that these Questions relate to the hearing by the umpire of appeals against determinations of military service (hardship) committees in regard to postponement of call-up on grounds of exceptional hardship. Such appeals from South Wales are normally heard in Cardiff, and those from North Wales in Manchester. Occasionally cases from South Wales are heard in Bristol to avoid delay. They can also be heard in London if the appellant so requests or agrees.