§ Mr. Patchett
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give the number of applications to industrial tribunals under section 58 of the Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 in the period 1984 to 1988 and indicate how many were complaints under section 58(1)(a) and (b) compared with the number under section 58 (1) (c); and if he will give the outcome of these cases under the two separate categories and indicate (a) the number of Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service conciliated settlements, (b) withdrawal. not via Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, (c) successful at tribunal hearing, (d) dismissed at tribunal out of scope, (e) dismissed at tribunal hearing, other reasons and (f) disposed of otherwise.
§ Mr. Nicholls
[pursuant to his reply, 6 December 1989, c. 245–46]: I regret that some of the figures for 1987–88 in table 2 of the original reply were incorrect. The correct figures are set out in the table.
families on benefit here who receive little or no maintenance. Regular payments of maintenance can be a great help to lone parents who work to move from dependence on benefit into work. We are therefore examining the whole maintenance system to establish how it can be improved. As part of this process 'we are examining maintenance arrangements abroad, including those in the United States, to see whether there are any lessons to be learned from them.