HC Deb 05 March 1979 vol 963 cc435-6W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment on how many occasions

him, he will give the percentage increase or decrease in unemployment in the United Kingdom compared with that of the countries that are members of the Council of Europe for each of the years 1974 to 1978.

Mr. Golding

Percentage changes in the numbers of unemployed are given below. No data are available for Cyprus, Portugal, Malta and Iceland. The calculations are based on the 12 months ending in December each year unless otherwise stated.

since 1970 a member of a trade union who is aggrieved by a breach of the rules governing the political funds of trades unions has obtained an order remedying the breach under the Trades Union Act 1913.

Mr. Harold Walker

I understand from the certification officer that since his office was instituted on 1 February 1976 it has not been necessary to dispose of any complaint under section 3(2) of the Act by making a formal order to remedy a breach of trade union political fund rules.