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Trade Unions

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 12 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 366W, on trade unions, which trade unions his Department's agencies recognise. (271924)

The Department for Transport's agencies recognise the following trade unions:

Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency—Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS),

Maritime and Coastguard Agency—PCS, Prospect and Association of First Division Civil Servants (FDA),

Highways Agency—PCS, Prospect and FDA,

Driving Standards Agency—PCS,

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency—PCS, Prospect and Unite/Amicus

Vehicle Certification Agency—PCS and Prospect

Government Car and Despatch Agency—PCS, Prospect and Unite.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 366W, on trades 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. (271925)

The Department for Transport, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency, the Driving Standards Agency and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency provide trade unions with office facilities for exclusive use.

The notional annual value of such provision is £81,231,