HC Deb 03 December 1997 vol 302 cc211-2W
Mr. Ancram

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many individuals or organisations, corporate or otherwise, he and his ministers have met in their official capacity since 21 May 1997 who have or had donated £5,000 or more to the Labour Party in the last two years; and if he will list them. [17729]

Mr. Dewar

[holding answer 25 November 1997]: The Labour Party's policy on disclosure is to declare the identity of any individual or organisation which, in the course of one calendar year, makes donations in the aggregate in excess of £5,000. Donations made during 1997 will be declared in 1998. Therefore, the following information refers to qualifying donors in 1995 and 1996.

Scottish Office Ministers have met representatives of Unison, the Mirror Group, the Daily Record, the AEEU, the FBU, the GMB and the T&GWU. Ministers have also had meetings with the Paymaster General.