HC Deb 11 June 1979 vol 968 c81W
Mr. John Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will seek to ascertain the trades unions which elect, or re-elect, any or all of their full-time paid officials; and if he will find out the voting method used by each union.

Mr. Mayhew

A complete answer to this question could only be provided at disproportionate cost. However, of the 26 trade unions which have a membership in excess of 100,000, 15 use various forms of electoral procedure in order to elect some or all of their full-time officials.