§ Sir G. HURST
asked the Minister of Labour what are the latest figures received by the Registrar of Friendly Societies as to the total number of members of trade unions in Great Britain and the number of members who contribute to political levies exacted by such unions?
§ Mr. LAWSON
At the end of 1929, the total membership of trade unions (registered and unregistered) whose head offices were situated in Great Britain was 4,821,000. At the same date the number of members contributing to the political funds of such trade unions was 2,275,925.