HC Deb 12 April 1978 vol 947 cc435-7W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment under what powers an industrial tribunal operates in awarding compensation payments to

Mr. Golding

In 1975, the percentage of persons in civil employment engaged in (i) agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing, (ii) industry—comprising mining and quarrying, manufacturing, construction and electricity, gas and water, and (iii) service industries, were as shown in the following table:

of the member countries of the European Economic Community, the United States of America, Canada and Japan, respectively, in the latest year for which statistics are available.

Mr. Golding

In 1975, the percentages of the total population in (i) the total labour force and (ii) civilian employment were as shown in the following table:

individuals who have hurt feelings over not getting a job.

Mr. Harold Walker

An industrial tribunal can only order compensation for not getting a job—including an amount for injury to feelings—under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and the Race Relations Act 1976.