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Overseas Trade Unionists (Grants)

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what is the total sum of public money that has been paid to help with the training and education of overseas trades unionists in the current year; in which countries these trades unionists have citizenship; and what future plans he has for this grant.

Since 1 January 1980, £53,748 has been advanced to the Trades Union Congress under arrangements agreed by the previous Administration for the training and education of trades unionists from developing countries.. In 1979, trade unionists from the following countries received training under these arrangements:

BahamasLesotho
BarbadosMalaysia
BelizeNigeria
BermudaPakistan
EgyptPapua New Guinea
FijiSeychelles
GhanaSierra Leone
GrenadaSingapore
GuyanaSri Lanka
IndiaSt. Lucia
JamaicaTanzania
KenyaTrinidad
KiribatiZambia
A few technical co-operation awards were also made to countries in this list.A decision on the future of the grant will be taken shortly.