Skip to main content

Disclosure of Information

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many whistleblowers in the public services have sought redress from their employer using the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998. (147950)

Workers who believe they have been unfairly dismissed or otherwise detrimentally treated for whistleblowing can complain to an employment tribunal under the 1998 Act. Numbers of claims accepted by the tribunals since the Act came into force in 1999 where PIDA was at least one of the grounds cited are shown in the table.

Claims

1999-2000

165

2000-01

414

2001-02

534

2002-03

665

2003-04

758

2004-05

872

2005-06

1,037

2006-07

1,356

Total

5,801

Separate records are not maintained for claims made by workers in the public services.