HC Deb 07 December 1976 vol 922 c168W
Miss Richardson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many applications made to industrial tribunals under the Equal Pay Act and/or the Sex Discrimination Act since 1st January 1976 have been (a) settled and (b) withdrawn before the hearing.

Mr. John Grant

The information for the period 29th December 1975 to 25th June 1976, the latest date for which information is available, is as follows:

Equal Pay Act Sex Discrimination Act
Settled at a tribunal hearing 314 44
Settled by conciliation 81 13
Withdrawn 499 46
Total of applications dealt with 894 103

The figure for withdrawals includes cases where the parties reached a private settlement and others where the applicant found the complaint to be out of scope.