Sexual Offences

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Ben Chapman Ben Chapman Labour, Wirral South

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Trade and Industry how many cases of sexual harassment were brought in which the defendant was subsequently acquitted of all charges in England and Wales, in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by (a) criminal justice area and (b) region.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Trade and Industry) (Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs)

In 2004–05 a total of 777 sex discrimination cases were dismissed at a hearing by an Employment Tribunal. The Employment Tribunals Service does not record which of these cases specifically relate to sexual harassment.

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