Equal Opportunities/Pay

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 7th September 2004.

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Photo of Shaun Woodward Shaun Woodward Labour, St Helens South

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate the Government have made of the average length of time taken to process pay discrimination lawsuits in the last period for which figures are available.

Photo of Patricia Hewitt Patricia Hewitt Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry

The Employment Tribunals Service (ETS) does not report on the average length of time taken to process applications made to the Service. However, ETS has a target of 85 per cent. for cases to come to a first hearing within 26 weeks of an application being received. In 2003–04 75 per cent. of pay discrimination cases which went before a Tribunal (i.e. were not settled or withdrawn) achieved this target.

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