HC Deb 10 May 1996 vol 277 cc300-1W
Mr. McAllion

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what requests he has received for the trade unions certification officer to take the Joint Industry Board to court for contravention of the Trade Union Act 1984 during the period when it was registered as a trade union; and if he will make a statement. [28213]

Mr. John M. Taylor

The certification officer is an independent authority appointed by statute. Requests for the certification officer to investigate complaints are made directly to him and not to Ministers.