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Employment Tribunals

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) in how many cases those served witness orders failed to attend the employment tribunal in (a) England and Wales and (b) Scotland in 2002; [113759](2) how many witness orders were made by employment tribunals in

(a) England and Wales and (b) Scotland in 2002; [113760]

(3) how many individuals who failed to attend an employment tribunal following being served a witness order (a) faced proceedings under Section 7(4) of the Industrial Tribunals Act 1996 and (b) were convicted of an offence under Section 7(4) of the Industrial Tribunals Act 1996 in (i) England and Wales and (ii) Scotland in 2002. [113761]

The Employment Tribunals Service does not record centrally the number of witness orders made in relation to Tribunal proceedings. Accordingly, we are unable to supply the requested information.