Employment Tribunals Service

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Stephen Hepburn Stephen Hepburn Labour, Jarrow

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases have been brought before employment tribunals in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since 2010.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

In line with the Employment Tribunals data retention policy cases from the live databases are archived 12 months after they are concluded and as such personalised data (constituency) is no longer available. In view of this we can only give numbers for claims accepted from October 2016 to March 2017 in line with the published stats.

The table below shows the number of accepted claims against businesses in each of these areas from October 2016 to March 2017.




Jarrow Consituency1




South Tyneside2




1 Jarrow Constituency taken as accepted claims submitted within the postcode area NE31 & NE32.

2 South Tyneside taken as accepted claims submitted within the postcode area NE31, NE34, NE10, NE33, NE32, NE36, NE37 & SR6

Employment Tribunal claims are distributed according to the respondent’s address.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale case management system and is the best data that is available.

The data may differ slightly to that of the published stats as this data was run on a different date.

The data for the North East and UK receipts can be obtained from the published statics using the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tribunals-and-gender-recognitions-certificates-statistics-quarterly-january-to-march-2017-and-2016-to-2017.

Due to changes in the type of data published, the regional information was not published previously, as a result data covering 2010 and 2011 have not been provided.

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