§ Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Attorney-General how many appeals from industrial tribunals were outstanding on 1st January 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976, respectively; how many such appeals were outstanding on the latest date for which records are available; and what is the average time lapse between the bringing of such appeals and their hearing, on each of the aforesaid dates.
§ The Attorney-General
On 1st January 1972, 21 appeals from industrial tribunals were outstanding; on 1st January 1973, 68; on 1st January 1974, 67; on 1st January 1975, 54; and on 1st January 1976, 121. On 25th March, the latest date for which figures are available, 168 appeals were outstanding.
This increase reflects an increase in the number of appeals being brought; the number set down in the first three months of this year—up to 25th March—shows an increase of 92 per cent. over the corresponding period last year.
No figures are available for the average time lapse between the bringing of such appeals and their hearing.