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Departments: Trade Unions

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Department’s Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006. (128761)

A number of Trade Unions take a close interest in International Development. The Secretary of State for International Development and myself attended a small number of civil society events and forums in 2006 at which Trade Unions were represented, and development issues discussed.

The Public and Commercial Services (PCS) Union and the Association of the First Division Civil Servants (FDA) both have members in the Department for International Development. My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for International Development and myself held no official meetings with representatives from these unions in 2006 but did meet with PCS union representatives in March 2007.