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Shop Stewards (Training)

Volume 977: debated on Wednesday 30 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what has been the aggregate cost to public funds of the grant paid to the Trades Union Congress for the training of shop stewards in each year since its inception; what is the current estimated cost of this grant in 1980–81; and if he will publish in the Official Report full details of all conditions governing the expenditure of these moneys.

Grant has been paid to the TUC as follows:

£ million
My right hon. and learned Friend is in touch with the TUC about the question of grant for 1980–81.

The conditions attaching to the payment of grant are set out in the memorandum of arrangements agreed with the TUC: a copy of which has been placed in the Library.