§ 46. Mr. John Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many complaints involving unfair dismissal had been made to his Department at the latest date; and how many were settled or withdrawn.
§ 66. Mr. Grylls
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will state the total number of cases of unfair dismissal heard by the National Industrial Relations Court or subsidiary courts.
§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
In the nine months from 28th February to 24th November, conciliation officers of my Department received 6,541 complaints alleging unfair dismissal. They dealt with 5,356 of these cases. 1,026 were settled, and 1,817 withdrawn.
During the same period 18 appeals against the decisions of industrial tribunals in unfair dismissal cases were heard by the National Industrial Relations Court. Between 28th February and 29th September—the latest period for which figures are available—938 cases of alleged unfair dismissal were heard and determined by industrial tribunals.