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Trade Unions

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 22W, on trade unions, what office facilities his Department provides for the exclusive use of each recognised trade union; and what the notional annual value of such provision is. (271937)

The Department have one full-time trade union representative. The Department provide a desk, computer and telephone in the open plan office area. The trade union representative also has access to other shared office facilities such as meeting rooms, photocopying, scanning and faxing.

The cost per annum of providing accommodation and office facilities per full time equivalent is £11,939.