§ Mr. Ian McCartney
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many unfair dismissal cases were brought against his Department during the past 12 months; how many were successful; and what were the total costs including legal fees and' compensation. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
[holding answer 14 July 1995]: Fifty-five appeals against dismissal have been heard by the Civil Service Appeal Board since July 1994. In nine cases, the decision to dismiss was found to be unfair. Hearing reports have been issued on four of these cases and resulted in the payment of £7,160 to one appellant. Records of appeals to industrial tribunals by civilian members of my Department's staff are not maintained centrally. Compensation amounting to £8,000 has been paid to two appellants who appealed to industrial tribunals during the last 12 months. No legal fees were paid in the three cases where compensation had been paid.