HC Deb 18 January 1977 vol 924 c121W
Mr. Hayhoe

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many cases were dealt with by industrial tribunals during each of the last five years; and if he will publish in the Official Report a breakdown of the figures giving the main types of issues involved.

Mr. Harold Walker

The number of cases heard by industrial tribunals involving all jurisdictions during the last five years is as follows:

(from 28th February 1972)
1972 6,340
1973 7,188
1974 6,857
1975 12,518
1976 19,234

A breakdown of the figures is possible only in respect of unfair dismissal, sex discrimination and equal pay cases; but complete figures for 1976 are not yet available. The number of hearings involving unfair dismissal cases in the four previous years is as follows:

(from28th February1972)
1972 1,795
1973 3,996
1974 3,380
1975 8,729

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