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Prisons

Home Department written question – answered on 16th September 2004.

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Photo of Professor Ross Cranston Professor Ross Cranston Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many equal pay cases against the Prison Service at employment tribunals have found (a) for and (b) against the Service since 1997; and what the financial implications of those decisions have been.

Photo of Paul Goggins Paul Goggins Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office

On the information available, there have been findings against the Prison Service in eight equal pay claims since 1997. These findings are currently subject to appeal by the Prison Service and it is therefore not possible to provide a realistic estimate of the financial implications.

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