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Trades Union Congress

Volume 507: debated on Monday 8 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department and its agencies have given to the Trades Union Congress since 1997-98; and for what purposes. (320490)

The Department for International Development (DFID) has provided £2.58 million to the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in the period from 2002-03 to date. This support was made available on the basis that it would be used solely for development assistance purposes as defined in the International Development Act (2002) and has enabled the TUC to work with unions abroad in support of basic political freedoms in countries such as Iraq and Zimbabwe.

Information prior to this is not held on current financial systems and cannot be retrieved without incurring disproportionate costs.