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Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment, in view of the fact that proceedings of the Employment Appeal Tribunal are public, why information has not been collected on numbers of cases of dismissal on grounds of gross misconduct or conviction in the courts for misconduct which the tribunal has ruled to be unfair.

The Employment Appeal Tribunal may hear appeals from industrial tribunals only if they are on a question of law. This being so, it would not be appropriate to analyse the detailed grounds for dismissal. The Department of Employment publishes figures showing the number of appeals under each Act.