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Trades Union Congress

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what was the excess expenditure incurred by the Trades Union Congress under the overseas aid programme as shown under Appendix II of Class II, Vote 7, of the Appropriation Accounts 1978–79.

The figure of £140,000 in the Supplementary Estimates HC 199 of 1978–79 (Class II, Vote 7 Appendix 2) was based on information available when the Estimates were prepared. Actual expenditure at £171,606 was greater than forecast but was within the ceiling of £180,000 agreed by the previous Administration, and did not cause excess expenditure under the subhead as a whole.

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will end the annual grant to the Trades Union Congress under the overseas aid programme as disclosed under item 38 of Appendix II of Class II, Vote 7, of the Appropriation Accounts 1978–79.