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Volume 940: debated on Wednesday 30 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the average award for workers unfairly dismissed made by industrial tribunals.

The median awards given by industrial tribunals in unfair dismissal cases are calculated on a quarterly basis and are as follows:

First quarter 1975£200
Second quarter 1975£171
First quarter 1976£195
Second quarter 1976£210
First quarter 1977£350
Second quarter 1977£355

The figures for 1977 comprise awards made under the provisions of the Employment Protection Act—i.e., awards consisting of both a basic and a compensatory element. No information is available for earlier years.