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Trade Unions

Volume 893: debated on Tuesday 17 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many of the trade union accounts filed under Section 11 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974 have had qualified auditors' reports.

I understand from the Registrar of Friendly Societies that, in so far as it has yet been possible to consider the qualifications in the limited time since 1st June 1975, it would appear that 125 of the annual returns of trade unions so far received have included audited accounts made by auditors qualified in accordance with Schedule 2(6) to the Act.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment which of the trade unions required to file their annual returns by 1st June under Section 11 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act of 1974 had not done so by that date.

I understand from the Registrar of Friendly Societies that the annual returns from 258 trade unions, listed under Section 8 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974, had not been received by 1st June 1975, though some have been received since that date and the registrar is reminding the remainder. These 258 trade unions are:

  • Accrington and District Power Loom Over-lookers Association*
  • Amalgamated Felt Hat Trimmers Wool Formers and Allied Workers Association
  • Amalgamated Association of Beamers Twisters and Drawers (Hand and Machine) Preston and District Branch
  • Amalgamated Central Association of Colliery Overmen Deputies and Shotfirers
  • Amalgamated Society of Journeymen Felt Hatters and Allied Workers
  • Amalgamated Society of Textile Workers and Kindred Trades*
  • Amalgamated Society of Wire Drawers and Kindred Workers
  • Amalgamated Springworkers Union and Allied Trades
  • Amalgamated Textile Warehousemen*
  • Amalgamated Union of Asphalt Workers
  • Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers
  • Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Engineering Section)
  • Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Foundry Section)
  • Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers (Technical and Supervisory Section)
  • Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen
  • Association of Broadcasting Managerial and Professional Staff
  • Association of Broadcasting and Allied Staffs Association of Community Nurses
  • Association of Government Supervisors and Radio Officers
  • Association of Licensed Aircraft Engineers
  • Association of Local Government Engineers and Surveyors
  • Association of Public Service Finance Officers
  • Association of London Transport Officers
  • Association of Managerial Electrical Executives
  • Association of Patternmakers and Allied Craftsmen
  • Association of Planning Officers
  • Association of University Clinical Academic Staff*
  • Association of Plastic Operatives and Engineers
  • Association of Polytechnic Teachers
  • Association of Professional Executive Clerical and Computer Staff*
  • Association of Professional Scientists and Technologists
  • Association of Senior Managers of Cadbury-Schweppes Limited
  • Association of Teachers in Technical Institutions
  • Association of the Medical Research Council Scientific and Technical Staff
  • Bakers Union
  • Bank of India Staff Association (IK)
  • Bank of New Zealand (London) Staff Association*
  • Barclays Group Staff Association
  • Beamers Twisters and Drawers Hand and Machine of Blackburn and Bolton Districts Bernard Wardle (Everflex) Limited Staff Association
  • Birmingham and District Association of Club Stewards and Hotel Managers
  • Blackburn and District Tape-Sizers' Society
  • Bolton and District Powerloom Overlookers Trade Sick and Burial Association
  • Bolton and District Union of Textile and Allied Workers
  • Britannic Assurance Chief Office Staff Association
  • Britannic Field Staff Association
  • British Actors Equity Association Incorporating the Variety Artists Federation
  • British Air Line Pilots Association
  • British Council Staff Association
  • British Roll Turners' Trade Society
  • Burnley and District Tape Sizers' Protective Society*
  • Cannock Chase and South Staffs Colliery Officials Association
  • Card Setting Machine Tenters' Society
  • Ceramic and Allied Trades Union
  • Chorley and District Textile Warehousemen's Association
  • Cigarette Machine Operators Society
  • Civil and Public Services Association*
  • Civil Service Union
  • Confederation of Health Service Employees Cosesa
  • Dean Clough Staff Association
  • Design Council Staff Association
  • D MacLaren Limited Staff Association
  • Eagle Star Staff Association
  • Electrical and Mechanical Instrument Makers Association*
  • Electrical Electronic and Telecommunication Union—Plumbing Trade Union
  • Electricity Supply Union
  • Entertainment Trades Alliance
  • Federation of Ambulance Personnel
  • Federation of Registered Trade Unions
  • Film Artistes' Association
  • Football League Secretaries' and Managers' Association
  • Grimsby Trawler Officers' Guild
  • Guardian Royal Exchange Staff Union
  • Guild of Public Health Inspectors
  • Halifax and District Carpet Power-Loom Managers and Overlookers Society
  • Health Visitors' Association
  • Hull Trawler Officers' Guild
  • K D G Industries Staff Association
  • K L M (UK) Staff Association
  • Kolmar England Staff Association
  • Leeds and District Power Loom Overlookers' Society
  • Leek and Westbourne Staff Association
  • Leisure and General Holdings Staff Association
  • Letter Cutters' Association (Monumental and Architectural)
  • Liverpool Victoria Section of the National Union of Insurance Workers
  • Lloyds Bank Group Staff Association*
  • London Firefighters' Federation
  • Halifax and District Powerloom Managers and Overlookers Society
  • Leicestershire Overmen Deputies and Shot firers Association
  • Lloyds Staff Association
  • Lufthansa Staff Association United Kingdom
  • Merchant Navy and Air Line Officers Association
  • Midland Bank Managers' Association
  • Military and Orchestral Musical Instrument Makers' Trade Society
  • Musicians' Union
  • National Amalgamated Stevedores and Dockers
  • National and Local Government Officers' Association
  • National Association of Colliery Overmen Deputies and Shotfirers Durham Area.
  • National Association of Colliery Overmen. Deputies and Shotfirers Midland Area
  • National Association of Colliery Overmen Deputies and Shotfirers North Western Area
  • National Association of Colliery Overmen Deputies and Shotfirers Yorkshire Area
  • National Association of Co-operative Officials
  • National Association of Fire Officers
  • National Association of Liverpool Victoria Managers
  • National Association of Schoolmasters
  • National Association of Theatrical Television and Kine Employees
  • National League of the Blind and Disabled
  • National Society of Brushmakers and General Workers*
  • National Union of Blast Furnacemen Ore Miners Coke Workers and Kindred Trades
  • National Union of Co-operative Insurance Society Employees
  • National Union of Dyers Bleachers and Tex tile Workers
  • National Union of Flint Glass Workers
  • National Union of General and Municipal Workers
  • National Union of Gold Silver and Allied Trades
  • National Union of Industrial and Administrative Employees
  • National Union of Insurance Workers
  • National Union of Insurance Workers London and Manchester Section
  • National Union of Insurance Workers (Pearl Federation)
  • National Union of Insurance Workers Royal Liver and Composite Section
  • National Union of Insurance Workers Royal London Section
  • National Union of Journalists
  • National Union of Lock and Metal Workers
  • National Union of Mineworkers
  • National Union of Mineworkers (Cokemen's Area)
  • National Union of Mineworkers (Colliery Officials and Staffs' Area)
  • National Union of Mineworkers (Colliery Officials and Staffs' Area) Region No. 2
  • National Union of Mineworkers (Colliery Officials and Staffs' Area) Region No. 3
  • National Union of Mineworkers (Colliery Officials and Staffs' Area) Region No. 4
  • National Union of Mineworkers (Cumberland Area)
  • National Union of Mineworkers (Durham Enginemen Group No. 1 Area)
  • National Union of Mineworkers (Kent Area)
  • National Union of Mineworkers (Leicester Area) *
  • National Union of Mineworkers (North Wales Area)
  • National Union of Mineworkers North Wales Branch of the Lancashire Cheshire and North Wales Enginemen's Federation Group No. 2 Area
  • National Union of Mineworkers (North Western Area) Pendlebury Branch
  • National Union of Mineworkers (Power Group Area)
  • National Union of Mineworkers (South Derbyshire Area)
  • National Union of Mineworkers (Yorkshire Area)
  • National Union of Musical Instrument Makers
  • National Union of Railwaymen
  • National Union of Seamen *
  • National Union of Sheet Metal Workers Coppersmiths and Heating and Domestic Engineers
  • National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers
  • National Union of Teachers
  • National Union of Textiles and Allied Workers (Rochdale Districts)
  • Unional Union of Winding Enginemen
  • National Westminster Bank Technical and Services Staff
  • Nelson and District Branch of the Amalgamated Association of Beamers, Twisters and Drawers (Hand and Machine)
  • Nelson and District Powerloom Overlookers' Society
  • Norwich Union Group Staff Association
  • Nottingham and District Federation of Club Stewards
  • Osterley Staff and Supervisory
  • Association Pearl Union Federation
  • Pen Workers' Federation
  • Plessey Sheet Metal Supervisory Staff Association
  • Post Office Engineering Union
  • Post Office Management Staffs Association
  • Pressed Glass Makers' Society of Great Britain
  • Prison Officers' Association
  • Professional Association of Teachers
  • The Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association
  • Rossendale Union of Boot, Shoe and Slipper Operatives
  • Royal Liver District Managers' Association in Co-operation with the Association of Irish District Managers
  • Scottish Legal Managers and Inspectors Association
  • Seaboard World Airlines Sales and Management Staff Association
  • Society of Civil Servants
  • Society of Lithographic Artists, Designers, Engravers and Process Workers
  • Society of Registration Officers (Births, Deaths and Marriages)
  • Society of Shuttlemakers
  • Somerdale Senior Management Association
  • Spring Trapmakers' Society
  • Telecommunications Staff Association
  • The Amalgamated Association of Operative Cotton Spinners and Twiners
  • The Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, Shipwrights, Blacksmiths and Structural Workers
  • Radio and Electronic Officers' Union
  • The Amalgamated Society of Woolcomb Hackle and Gill Makers.
  • The Amalgamated Union of Block Printers of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • The Association of Cinematograph Television and Allied Technicians.
  • The Association of First Division Civil Servants.
  • The Association of National Health Officers.
  • The Association of Somerset Inseminators.
  • The Association of Supervisory and Executive Engineers.
  • The Automatic Tooling Employers' Association.
  • The Bank of Baroda Staff Association.
  • The Burnley and District Branch of the Amalgamated Association of Twisters and Drawers (Hand and Machine).
  • The Bury and District Card Blowing and Ring Spinners' Association.
  • The Commercial Union Group Association.
  • The Coventry and District Stewards, Hoteliers and Licensees Association.
  • The Electrical Power Engineers Association.
  • The Engineering Inspectors' Association.
  • The Engineer Surveyors' Association.
  • The Executives and Managers Association of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • The Fire Brigades Union.
  • The Football Pools Collectors Union.
  • The Foremens Association British Aircraft Corporation (Military Aircraft Division).
  • The General Dental Practitioners Association
  • The General Union of Associations of Loom Overlookers.
  • The Greater London Council Staff Association.
  • The Guild of Senior Officers of the Greater London Council and the Inner London Education Authority.
  • Guild of Textile Supervisors.
  • The Institution of Professional Civil Servants.
  • The Iron and Steel Trades Confederation.
  • The London Society of Music Engravers.
  • The Thames Water Staff Association.
  • The National Association of Head Teachers.
  • The National Federation of Sub-Postmasters. *
  • The National Federation of Traffic Wardens.
  • The Oldham Association of Loom Overlookers. *
  • The Printing Trades Alliance.
  • The Professional Flight Instructors Association.
  • The South-East Lancashire and Cheshire Weavers and Winders Association.
  • The Steel Industry Management Association.
  • The Tobacco Workers Union.
  • Transport and General Workers' Union.
  • Transport Salaried Staffs' Association.
  • Union of Construction Allied Trades and Technicians.
  • Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers.
  • Union of Women Teachers.
  • United Friendly Agents Association.
  • Wallpaper Workers' Union.
  • Walsall Lock and Keysmiths Male and Female Trade Society.
  • Yorkshire Association of Power Loom Overlookers.
  • National Owner Drivers Association (UK).
  • The Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry.
  • The Institute of Journalists.
  • Association of Operative Cotton Spinners of Haslingden & Surrounding Neighbourhood. *
  • United Friendly Head Office Staff Association.
  • Northern Textile and Allied Workers' Union. *
  • NALGO Staff Association.
  • Phoenix Staff Union.
  • The Incorporated Association of Assistant Masters in Secondary Schools.
  • National Union of Mineworkers (Nottingham Area).
  • British Dental Association.
  • National Association of Colliery Overmen Deputies and Shotfirers (South Wales and Monmouthshire Area)
  • Balfour Beatty Group Staff Association
  • Writers Guild of Great Britain

SCOTTISH

Agrochemical Workers' Union

  • Association of Lecturers in Colleges of Education in Scotland*
  • Coopers Federation of Great Britain
  • Forfar Factory Workers' Union
  • Glasgow and West of Scotland Power Loom renters' Society
  • Honours Graduate Teachers Association
  • Kirriemuir Factory Workers' Union
  • National Association of Colliery Overmen, Deputies and Shotfirers (Scottish Area)
  • National Union of Mineworkers Group 2 Scottish Colliery Enginemen Boilermen and Tradesmen's Association
  • Registered Society of Gravure Retouchers
  • Scottish Approved Schools Staff Association
  • Scottish Carpet Trade and Factory Workers' Union*
  • Scottish Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry
  • Scottish Professional Footballers' Association
  • Scottish Typographical Association
  • Scottish Union of Bakers and Allied Workers
  • Scottish Union of Power Loom Overlookers
  • The Association of Scottish Universities Secretarial and Clerical Staff
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland Staff Association
  • Union of Jute, Flax and Kindred Textile Operatives
  • *Indicates that the return was received during the period 2nd to 12th June 1975.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will take steps to encourage all employers of labour in the Consett and Stanley area, County Durham, to recognise trade unions.

The Employment Protection Bill will enable independent trade unions to refer recognition issues to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, which may make recommendations. The Bill also provides that if such recommendations are not complied with complaints may be made to the proposed Central Arbitration Committee, which may make an award of terms and conditions of employment.