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 Scott of Foscote Lord Scott of Foscote Crossbench 3:22 pm, 19th October 2011

My Lords, the accessibility of a civil justice system is one of the features of the structure of the administration of justice that every civilised country ought to provide for its citizens. Is not the danger of a fee structure system that the fees might be set at too high a level, thereby denying access to justice to those unfortunates who could not afford such a fee?