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Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in what proportion of employment tribunal cases the chairman awarded costs to the claimant in the last period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (149920)

In 2005-06, there were 148 cases in which a claimant was awarded costs by an employment tribunal. This represents 0.66 per cent. of all cases disposed of at a hearing.