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Tuesday, 29 September 1942

Under one month - 40 claims.

One month and under two months - 9 claims.

The average number of days between conclusion of hearing and date of decision - 1 1 days.

On seven claims the board gave its decision as soon as the case concluded.

When the board commenced its hearings, the cases took much longer to decide than have more recent cases. Ninetyfive days elapsed between the time the first claim was filed and the decision was given, whereas only nine days elapsed between the filing of the claim and the giving of the decision in the last case. The average time occupied in hearing each case was one and one-third days. The details of the respective cases were as follows : -

Thirteen cases were heard in one day.

Eleven cases were heard in two days.

Five cases were heard in three days.

One case was heard in six days.

Nineteen cases were heard together in thirteen days.

That is an illustration of expedition. It is sufficient to indicate not only that there was urgent need for the establishment of such a board but also that it is possible for such a board to make decisions more speedily than they can be made by the Arbitration Court.

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