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Trade Unions (Accounting Procedures)

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he plans to introduce any changes in the law relating to trade union accounts when public funds become available to trade unions for the conduct of secret ballots.

No. The regulations establishing the scheme to make public funds available for certain union ballots will provide for reimbursement only after a ballot has been held and paid up accounts have been presented to the certification officer. The certification officer has reported that his office is now devoting a higher proportion of its time than formerly to that area of his work which is concerned with trade union annual returns.