§ 36. Mr. Chapman
asked the Attorney-General if he is satisfied with the status and number of official referees dealing with litigation in the building industry.
§ The Attorney-General (Sir Michael Havers)
I refer my hon. Friend to my speech on this subject in the debate on the Adjournment on Friday 30 March 1984 — to which my hon. Friend made such a substantial contribution—at columns 626–28.
§ Mr. Chapman
Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that the building industry welcomed the announcement in that Adjournment debate of the increase in the number of official referees from four to six? Will he use his good offices to try to improve the facilities for those courts, which do an important and valuable job?
§ The Attorney-General
We are very much aware of the need for improved accommodation. The matter is being given urgent consideration.