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Trade Union Funding

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 24 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding his Department has given to individual trade unions in the last three years. (113986)

The Department does not fund individual trade unions. DEFRA does grant its trade union representatives reasonable time off and facilities to carry out union duties, activities and training in accordance with their statutory rights; and remains committed to doing so.