§ Mr. Donohoe
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the duration of the trips, referred to in his answer of 26 October,Official Report,818W
Official Report, column 427, in how many cases state benefits have been recouped by the Employment Service from ex-service women who have received tribunal awards on the ground of unfair dismissal because of pregnancy.
§ Miss Widdecombe
Responsibility for the subject of the question has been delegated to the Employment Service agency under its chief executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from M.E.G. Fogden to Mr. A.J. Beith, dated 16 December 1994:The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question about recoupment of state benefits, by the Employment Service, from ex-service women who have received tribunal awards on the grounds of unfair dismissal because of pregnancy.I regret that this information is not available in the form requested and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Records are not kept on the status of clients whose benefit has been recouped because of a tribunal award.The Analysis of Adjudication Officers' Decisions, which is published and held in the House of Commons Library, provides the number of decisions made in Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act cases, but does not detail recoupment separately.I am sorry I cannot be more helpful.