§ Sir Bernard Braine
asked the Attorney-General what steps are being taken by the Criminal Appeal Office to ensure that hearings by the Court of Appeal are not delayed or impeded by the inability of Crown courts to provide transcripts of evidence owing to labour difficulties; and what action he has taken with regard to the matter brought to his attention by the hon. Member for Essex, South-East, on 4th May.
§ The Attorney-General
My noble Friend is not aware of any general delays in the provision of transcripts owing to labour difficulties. He has written to the hon. Member with regard to the matter290W referred to in his letter of 4th May which has now been resolved.