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Industrial Tribunals

Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of applications to industrial tribunals in each of the last three years for which figures are available have been subject to a pre-hearing assessment; in how many cases a warning as to costs was issued; and following such warning how many applications were withdrawn.

[pursuant to his reply, 7 March 1988, c. 37]: I regret that there were some errors in my original reply. The correct information should read as follows:

12 months ending
31 December 198431 March 198631 March 1987
Proportion of applications subject to pre-hearing assessment (per cent.)9·43·72·5
Number of costs warnings issued1,266672517
Number of applications withdrawn or settled after costs warning1,004510403