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Trade Unions (Membership)

Volume 78: debated on Tuesday 30 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what information he has as to the proportion of the working population in membership of a trade union (a) in the public sector and (b) in the private sector.

Trade unions do not report the industrial classification of their membership to my Department. The available information, including a broad industrial breakdown, was given on pages 28–30 of the January 1985 issue of Employment Gazette, a copy of which is available in the Library.