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Equal Pay

Volume 453: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of employees who took their employers to an industrial tribunal under the Equal Pay Act 1970 in the last five years had their complaint upheld. (103748)

The percentage of employees who took their employers to an employment tribunal under the Equal Pay Act 1970 in the last five years and had their complaint upheld is as follows:

Percentage of complaints upheld

2000-01

1

2001-02

7

2002-03

4

2003-04

3

2004-05

1

2005-06

33

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many employers were taken to a tribunal under the Equal Pay Act 1970 in each of the last five years. (103749)

The number of employers taken to a tribunal under the Equal Pay Act 1970 in each of the last five years is as follows:

Number of claims

2000-01

5,314

2001-02

3,077

2002-03

3,217

2003-04

4,412

2004-05

8,229

2005-06

17,268