§ Mr. Bell
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which employers in Northern Ireland have failed to comply with a direction from the Fair Employment Agency under section 13 of the Fair Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 1976; and whether, in each case, the agency made an application to the county court under section 15 of the Act.
§ Mr. Bell
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints under section 24 of the Fair Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 1976 of unlawful discrimination the Fair Employment Agency has declined to pursue; and what reasons have been given in each case.
§ Dr. Boyson
I understand from the chairman of the Fair Employment Agency that the agency has declined to pursue 63 complaints under section 24 of the Fair Employment (Northern Ireland) Act because:
Number (1) The complaints were considered frivolous 28 (2) The complaints were outside the time limits 24 (3) The complaints were outside the scope of the legislation 9 (4) The complaint had been considered by another body 1 (5) The complainant failed to provide sufficient information 1