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.