HC Deb 16 April 1999 vol 329 c366W
Mr. Burgon

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what targets he has set the Employment Tribunal Service for 1999–2000. [81477]

Mr. Byers

I have set the following targets for the ETS for 1999–2000.

  • To bring to a first hearing at least 85 per cent. of single employment tribunal cases within 26 weeks of receipt;
  • In relation to the above target, all employment tribunal offices to achieve at least 75 per cent.;
  • To issue at least 85 per cent. of decisions within 4 weeks of the final hearing;
  • To reduce administrative unit costs in the employment tribunals by 5 per cent. in real terms;
  • At least 80 per cent. of employment tribunal users to express satisfaction, in surveys, with the service offered by the ETS;
  • At least 90 per cent. of appeals registered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal for preliminary hearing to be ready for listing within 6 weeks.