To ask the Secretary of State for Employment in how many cases the north-west branch of ACAS has been involved or instrumental in producing a settlement.
I understand from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service that in 1987, the latest complete calendar year for which figures are available, ACAS north-west region was involved in conciliation in 245 disputes. A settlement, or progress towards a settlement, was achieved in 209 (85·3 per cent) of these cases.
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what information he has about the employment and industrial background of serving members of the north-west region ACAS board.
ACAS has no regional boards.