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Metropolitan Police: Discrimination

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was paid by the Metropolitan Police in settlement of claims for discrimination in each of the last five years; under what category of discrimination each case was paid; and what the individual sum was in each case. (270930)

The available data are given in the table. Decisions to award settlement are taken by the Metropolitan Police Service and the Metropolitan Police Authority.

Under the Normington Review proposals, the Home Office has stopped collecting information on compensation claims from April 2009, in order to reduce the bureaucratic burden on police forces and free up officers to focus on tackling local crime.

Figures on individual cases are not collected centrally.

ADR641: Amounts paid, either by settlement or award, by the Metropolitan police in compensation claims in each of the last five years

£

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Amount of monetary settlements paid however the employment tribunal orders at the end of the case

Other Discrimination

63,750

399,385

90,000

69,500

324,000

Race Discrimination

189,700

140,450

141,667

23,000

4,375

Sex Discrimination

97,000

165,200

148,500

31,750

191,290

Amount of awards paid in employment tribunal

Other Discrimination

0

0

0

11,380

0

Race Discrimination

0

13,980

0

0

0

Sex Discrimination

0

0

53,415

0

0

Note:

Data have been validated and confirmed by the Metropolitan police.