§ 8. Mr. Kinnock
asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether his Department is prepared to recommend a planning agreement procedure in Lucas Aerospace, bearing in mind the work of the Lucas Aerospace combined shop stewards' committee in the preparation of its corporate plan, as a positive proposal in place of redundancy.
§ Mr. Kaufman
Yes. I would welcome a planning agreement with Lucas Aerospace.360W
and the hearing of criminal and civil actions tried in London during 1976.
§ The Solicitor-General
The precise information asked for is not available. The average length of time between committal to and trial in the Crown Court in London during 1976 was 19.6 weeks. The following estimates have been made of the average length of time between setting down for trial and the hearing of civil action in London during 1976: in the Queen's Bench Division, 11 months; in the Chancery Division, seven months; and in the Family Division, five months.