§ 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under the Equal Pay Act and/or the Sex Discrimination Act since 1st January 1976 have been (a) settled and (b) withdrawn before the hearing.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Equal Pay Act Sex Discrimination Act Settled at a tribunal hearing 314 44 Settled by conciliation 81 13 Withdrawn 499 46 Total of applications dealt with 894 103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.