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Political Funds

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 17 January 2008

16. To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what role his Department and the Certification Officer play in regulating trade union political funds and donations to political parties. (179538)

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has no regulatory role in these areas. The Certification Officer has a number of statutory functions relating to political funds and the financial affairs of trade unions.