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Employment Tribunal Fees

EDM number 440 in 2015-16, proposed by Justin Madders on 14/09/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Administration of justice, Employment, Incomes and poverty and Industrial relations.

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.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs.

Justin Madders14/09/2015Ellesmere Port and NestonLabourProposed
Dawn Butler14/09/2015Seconded
Rebecca Long-Bailey14/09/2015Salford and EcclesLabourSeconded
Melanie Onn14/09/2015Great GrimsbyLabourSeconded
John McDonnell14/09/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Ian Lavery14/09/2015WansbeckLabourSeconded
Catherine West14/09/2015Hornsey and Wood GreenLabourSigned
Mark Durkan14/09/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie14/09/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Shannon15/09/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Gavin Robinson15/09/2015Belfast EastDUPSigned
Alan Meale15/09/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Chris Stephens15/09/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Matheson15/09/2015City of ChesterLabourSigned
Nick Thomas-Symonds15/09/2015TorfaenLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins16/09/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Owen Thompson16/09/2015MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Lady Hermon16/09/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Dennis Skinner16/09/2015BolsoverLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz16/09/2015Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Kirsten Oswald16/09/2015East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan17/09/2015Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas17/09/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Mary Glindon17/09/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Tom Blenkinsop12/10/2015Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
Kate Osamor12/10/2015EdmontonLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Paula Sherriff13/10/2015DewsburyLabourSigned
Jenny Chapman13/10/2015DarlingtonLabourSigned
Karl Turner14/10/2015Kingston upon Hull EastLabourSigned
Richard Arkless14/10/2015Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff14/10/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Liz McInnes19/10/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Neil Gray20/10/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Kinnock21/10/2015AberavonLabourSigned
Imran Hussain21/10/2015Bradford EastLabourSigned
Jess Phillips14/12/2015Birmingham, YardleyLabourSigned
Corri Wilson15/12/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned

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