§ Mr. Cant
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many claims have been submitted to the Central Arbitration Committee under Section 11 of the Employment Protection Act 1975 for settlement outside stage 3 incomes policy; how many were successful; how many workers were involved; in which trade unions; and what was the range of additional payments made, expressed annually.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to claims under Schedule 11 of the Employment Protection Act 1975.
I understand that up to 30th April 1978 898 claims had been submitted to the Central Arbitration Committee. My Department has received details of 264 awards made up to that date of which 193 were successful, either wholly or in part. Approximately 32,000 workers have been affected.
Claims have been brought by a large number of unions, notably ASTMS, AUEW (TASS), AUEW (engineering) and TGWU. I regret that insufficient information is contained in published awards to calculate the range of additional payments on an annual basis. Some awards are, of course, in respect of conditions of employment other than pay.