HC Deb 04 December 1979 vol 975 c116W
51. Mr. Peter Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied with union procedures relating to the political levy.

Mr. Mayhew

The Trade Union Act 1913, as amended, provides that the independent certification officer is to approve the political fund rules of trade unions. He has not in his annual reports pointed to any problems that necessitate immediate action on my part. The Government have no plans to amend the Act, but will of course consider any representations made to them on the subject.

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