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Trade Unions: EC Grants and Loans

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what trade union programmes are currently funded under EU budget line (a) 04 03 03 01 and (b) 04 03 03 03 that pertain to training in (i) arbitration, (ii) industrial action, (iii) employment rights and (iv) work as a shop steward. (178236)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office does not hold specific information on spending under these budget headings. Information on grants awarded under the social dialogue budget lines are freely available on the Commission's website

http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/social_dialogue/grants_en.htm.