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Criminal Proceedings (Short Transcripts)

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Attorney-General if, in view of the fact that a constituent of the hon. Member for Epping Forest who was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment at Inner London Sessions has been in gaol for five months and has been prevented from lodging an appeal because his solicitor has been unable to obtain the short transcript of the trial which he asked for in April, because it has not been typed, he will take steps to remove such delays.

This transcript has now been delivered.The time taken to produce transcripts has already been somewhat shortened. It is expected that this improvement will continue.