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Staff Union Duties

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture., Media and Sport how many staff in her Department, agencies and non-departmental public bodies receive paid leave to undertake union duties; how many days they are allocated; and what has been the cost to public funds in 2002. [106771]

In 2002,14 staff within the Department and agencies received paid leave to undertake union duties; 425 days have been allocated and the estimated cost to public funds was £58,801.The timescale for response to this question does not allow for this information to be obtained for non-departmental public bodies.