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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Employment Tribunals Service

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th March 2016.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much her Department spent from the public purse on industrial tribunals in the last 12 months.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Govt Legal Dept have represented Defra at Employment Tribunals since Oct 2011. The costs of any such litigation are covered by an annual block fee arrangement which covers all aspects of legal services provided to Defra.

The cost of Employment Tribunals can be found within the HMCTS annual accounts published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/433948/hmcts-annual-report-accounts-2014-15.pdf.

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