§ Mr. Coaker
To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will make a statement on the recent changes in procedures to appoint lay members to industrial injuries tribunals; and what factors have led to such changes being made. 
§ Mr. Ian McCartney
I understand that the question refers to the industrial tribunals.
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Middlesbrough, South and Cleveland, East (Dr. Kumar) on 10 March 1998, Official Report, column 170.