§ 71. Mr. WADDINGTON
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the number of trade unions which have had a ballot under the Trade Union Act, 1913; the total number of members of such unions; the numbers voting for or against the political levy; and the number of exemptions claimed?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
I have been asked to reply. Details of the voting on ballots taken by trade unions under the Trade Union Act., 1913, are contained in the Report of the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies for 1924, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member. It is not possible to state the total number of members of such unions, nor the total number of exemptions claimed, as no return of these particulars is made to the Chief Registrar in the case of unregistered trade unions.