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Justice written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Bob Spink Bob Spink Independent, Castle Point

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2010, Official Report, column 833W, on legal costs, how many employees have instigated legal proceedings against his Department in cases concerning remuneration in each month of the last three years.

Photo of Michael Wills Michael Wills Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Details of the number of employees instigating legal proceedings against the Ministry of Justice (excluding NOMS) are contained in the following table.

Number
2007-08
May 0
June 0
July 0
August 0
September 1
October 3
November 0
December 2
January 1
February (1)57
March 1
2008-09
April 2
May 1
June 0
July 0
August 0
September 0
October 0
November 0
December 1
January 2
February 0
March 0
2009-10
April 1
May 0
June 0
July 1
August 1
September 2
October 1
November (2)34
December 0
January 1
(1) Including one Employment Tribunal claim with 54 claimants.

(2) Including one Employment Tribunal claim with 34 claimants.

The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) is an agency of the Ministry of Justice. It has not been possible to obtain information covering NOMS in answer to this question without incurring disproportionate cost.

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