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Staff Union Duties

Volume 403: debated on Monday 7 April 2003

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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff in his 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. [106737]

The Cabinet Office has one full time local union representative.Cabinet Office agencies have one officer who spends part of their time undertaking union duties on an ad hoc basis, but does not have time formally allocated to them for this work.Cabinet Office non-departmental public bodies have no such staff.The total cost to public funds in 2002 was £32,507.