HC Deb 19 April 2000 vol 348 c570W
Mr. Boswell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what public funds are available to support the educational activities of trades unions; by whom the funds are supervised; and who monitors the outcomes of their use. [119427]

Mr. Wicks

There is a £12 million Union Learning Fund (over four years) to support union-led activity on learning in the workplace and in the wider community. It is administered and evaluated by officials within the Department for Education and Employment. There are no public funds specifically available for the educational activities of trade unionists.