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EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL FEES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 440: tabled on 14 September 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that, in the first year following the introduction of fees for employment tribunal claims, the number of claims accepted fell by 77 per cent, from 187,441 between October 2012 and September 2013 to 43,961 between October 2013 and September 2014; further notes that there was no significant change in the ratio of employers winning cases versus employees winning cases when comparing pre- and post-fee periods; notes that evidence obtained by the Citizens Advice Bureau suggests that less than a third of claims assessed as having a very good, good or fifty-fifty chance of success were considered likely to be, or were definitely being taken forward by their clients; is concerned that fees are deterring, and in some cases preventing, individuals from exercising their employment rights; and calls on the Government to remove fees for employment tribunal claims.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2015
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Chapman, Jenny
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2015
Darlington
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
Foyle
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 17 September 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 16 September 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2015
Luton North
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Bradford East
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2015
Aberavon
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
Matheson, Christian
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2015
City of Chester
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 September 2015
Glasgow North West
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
East Renfrewshire
Phillips, Jess
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2015
Birmingham, Yardley
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2016
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 September 2015
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Belfast East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Strangford
Sherriff, Paula
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2015
Dewsbury
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2015
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 September 2015
Glasgow South West
Thomas-Symonds, Nick
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2015
Torfaen
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
Midlothian
Turner, Karl
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2015
Kingston upon Hull East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 16 September 2015
Walsall South
West, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 14 September 2015
Hornsey and Wood Green
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.