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Compensation Payments

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment, of those cases completed in conciliation during the period from March 1972 until December 1974, and which resulted in compensation payments being made to the claimants, how many and what percentage during the periods March to September 1972, October to December 1972, all of 1972, January to June 1973, July to December 1973, all of 1973, January to June 1974, July to December 1974, all of 1974, and all of 1972 to 1974, respectively, resulted in payments being made to the claimants of under £100, of between £100 and £200, of between £200 and £500, of between £500 and £1,000, and thereafter arising by bands of £500 to the appropriate maximum.

The figures required by my hon. and learned Friend are analysed in the following table. Information is not available showing the number of compensation payments in size bands of £500, where the amount involved is in excess of £2,000.

AMOUNTS OF COMPENSATION AGREED IN CONCILIATED SETTLEMENTS

Compensation† Size Bands

March-September 1972*

October-December 1972*

All 1972

January-June 1973

July-December 1973

All 1973

January-June 1974

July-December 1974

All 1974

All 1972–1974

No.

Per cent.

No.

Per cent.

No.

Per cent.

No.

Per cent.

No.

Per cent.

No.

Per cent.

No.

Per cent.

No.

Per cent.

No.

Per cent.

No.

Per cent.

Less than £10032456·527247·659652·148247·440243·788445·751844·867143·71,18944·22,66946·2
£100-£19912020·913323·325322·127827·424526·752327·029932·541627·171526·61,49125·8
£200-£4998514·810117·718616·316816·518019·634818·022519·531020·253519·91,06918·5
£500-£999284·9366·3645·6535·2495·31025·3675·8744·81415·23075·3
£1,000-£1,499101·791·6191·7171·7232·5402·1181·6251·6431·61021·8
£1,500-£1,99920·361·180·780·8121·3201·0131·1201·3331·2611·1
£2,000-£2,99940·7111·9151·350·520·270·4100·9161·0261·0480·8
£3,000-£3,999030·530·330·330·360·320·230·250·2140·2
£4,000-£5,20000020·230·350·330·320·150·2100·2
TOTAL573100·0571100·01,144100·01,016100·0919100·01,935100·01,155100·01,537100·02,692100·05,771100·0

* Statistics for 1972 were not kept on a six-monthly basis.

† The size bands differ from those stated in the question by £1 because of the basis on which the statistics have been collected.
Amounts of compensation have been rounded up or down to the nearest £.
This analysis does not include redundancy payments.