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Discrimination

Volume 475: debated on Monday 28 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of her Department and settled (i) in and (ii) out of court in each of the last five years. (194982)

Information on employment tribunals is only available for part of the period requested.

Records held centrally within Home Office headquarters, the Border and Immigration Agency, the Identity and Passport Service and the Criminal Records Bureau show that the number of settled employment tribunal claims brought under each category is as follows:

Type of case

20051

20062

20073

Total

Discrimination: Sex

0

3

6

9

Discrimination: Race

0

1

1

2

Discrimination: Sexual Orientation

0

0

2

2

1 2005 information includes Home Office HQ and the Criminal Records Bureau.

2 2006 information includes Home Office HQ, the Border and Immigration Agency and the Criminal Records Bureau.

3 2007 information includes Home Office HQ, the Border and Immigration Agency, the Identity and Passport Service and the Criminal Records Bureau.

Six of the claims brought in 2007 were settled out of court as follows:

Claims settled out of court

2007

Discrimination: Sex

4

Discrimination: Race

2

Discrimination: Sexual Orientation

1

Information on the settlement of the other seven cases is not held centrally and could be obtained only at a disproportionate cost.