§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cases have been brought against private companies alleging religious and political discrimination, since the establishment of the Fair Employment tribunal until 31 December 1992, indicating the nature of each allegation and the tribunal's decision.658W
§ Mr. Atkins
[holding answer 1 April 1993]: It is not possible, until cases are heard, to distinguish between private companies, public limited companies, individuals and partnerships. However, in the period to 31 December 1992, 404 complaints were brought against private employers as distinct from public bodies. The nature of the allegations in such cases and the decisions of the tribunal, where available, are set out in the table.
Number Nature of allegation Alleged discriminatory dismissals 204 Alleged discriminatory non-appointments 133 Alleged discriminatory non-promotions 14 Alleged discriminatory harassments 24 Alleged discriminatory victimisations 29 404 Decisions of tribunal Decisions—dismissed on merits 49 Decisions—dismissed following withdrawal 138 Decisions—applications allowed 7 Decisions—applications conciliated 14 Decisions—awaiting hearing 196 404