Industrial Tribunals: Fees — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:22 pm on 19th October 2011.

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Photo of Lord Borrie Lord Borrie Labour 3:22 pm, 19th October 2011

My Lords, instead of charging workers for exercising their statutory rights to claim whatever it is that they want to claim for unfair dismissal, discrimination, et cetera, we should try to return to the position when employment and industrial tribunals started, replacing the courts to provide a more informal, less costly and simpler system to operate so that people would have the opportunity to put their case to a body that could deal with matters free of charge without incurring the sort of expense now being suggested.