To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many industrial tribunal cases were considered since 1979, by region; and how many resulted in a verdict of unfair dismissal. 
§ Mr. Oppenheim
The number of industrial tribunal cases in all jurisdictions considered at a hearing, by region, since 1986 is shown in the table. The number of successful unfair dismissal cases is also shown.174W
Region (England andWales) Number of cases heard (1986–1995) Number of successful unfair dismissal cases Bedford 8,282 2,284 Birmingham 10,920 2,593 Bristol 8,001 1,788 Cardiff 7,825 1,466 Leeds 13,227 3,204 London North 14,143 2,665 London South 14,237 3,374 Manchester 17,735 4,490 Newcastle 6,609 1,551 Nottingham 7,960 1,922 Southampton 9,633 2,376 Scotland 15,357 3,808
The raw data for individual regions are no longer available for 1985–86, but the aggregated figures for Great Britain for that year are as follows:
- Number of cases heard: 13,357
- Number of successful unfair dismissal cases: 3,229
Prior to 1985–86, the Department published selected statistics only, and then not on a regular annual basis.