HC Deb 13 February 1973 vol 850 cc307-8W
44. Mr. Fernyhough

asked the Attorney-General how many appeals against unfair dismissal and the rejection of claims for redundancy payments have been decided by the National Industrial Relations Court to date; what number were successful; what percentage they represent in the respective groups; what was the average amount of compensation in the case of successful claims against unfair dismissal; and what was the average payment in respect of successful claims in respect of redundancy payments.

The Attorney-General

By the end of January 1973 the National Industrial Relations Court had heard 35 appeals by individuals complaining of unfair dismissal of which five, or 14.3 per cent., were successful and 61 appeals by individuals claiming redundancy payments of which 26, or 42.6 per cent., were successful. The court has rarely had to consider the amount of money involved in such cases and the figures are not readily available.