HC Deb 29 June 1982 vol 26 cc285-6W
Sir Bernard Braine

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total of grants made to the Trades Union Congress in each of the financial years from 1976 to the latest convenient date for the education and training of trade unionists.

Mr. William Shelton

I have been asked to reply.

The Government grants for trade union education and training, which since 1978–79 have included grants to unions not affiliated to the TUC, are shown in the following table:

Financial year Grant to TUC and affiliated unions Grant to non-affiliated unions Total Grant
£ £ £
1976–77 399,852 399,852
1977–78 640,942 640,942
1978–79 355,632 1,309 356,941
1979–80 2,099,368 38,789 2,138,157
1980–81 1,674,000 27,120 1,701,120
1981–82 1,837,641 34,739 872,380


1. Grant of up to £1,600,000- TUC and affiliated unions—and £80,000—non-affiliated—is being made available for 1982–83. This support is subject to annual review by the Government.

2. The grant is paid in equal shares by the Department of Education and Science and the Department of Employment.

3. The sums made available in 1979–80 included grant held over from the previous year as a result of a Civil Service industrial dispute

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