HC Deb 03 July 1985 vol 82 cc168-9W
Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many claims have been made to industrial tribunals alleging sex and race discrimination, respectively, during each year for which records are available; how many and what percentage of such claims have been withdrawn before hearing; of those heard, how many and what percentage have failed; and what remedies were awarded to successful claimants.

Mr. Alan Clark

Information about the outcome of applications to industrial tribunals under the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 has been published at regular intervals since 1977 in theEmployment Gazette, copies of which are available in the Library of the House.

Period Number of entrants Average number in training Fatalities Injuries
Major† Minor
1 October 1984 to 31 December 1984 105,436 309,918 55 515
1 January 1985 to 31 March 1985 47,800 282,521 ‡1 41 468
* The Manpower Services Commission's accident figures for the youth training scheme are compiled on a similar basis to those prepared by the Health and Safety Executive on employed persons. However, the Commission's figures will include a number of accidents, in particular road traffic accidents during scheme time and accidents to trainees in educational establishments, which may not have been reportable to the Health and Safety Executive had the individuals been employed.
† Major injuries are classified according to the severity criteria laid down in the Notification of Accidents and Dangerous Occurances Regulations 1980.
‡ During the period 1 January to 31 March 1985, one further fatality involving a youngster on the training scheme was notified to the Manpower Services Commission. Investigations to determine the exact causes of the incident and whether it would be reportable to the Health and Safety Executive had the youngster been employed are being carried out by the local enforcing authorities.

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