§ 51. Angela Smith
To ask the President of the Council to ask the hon. Member for Roxburgh and Berwickshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, if it will formally recognise the TGWU 1/427 parliamentary staff branch which represents the staff of hon. Members. 
§ Mr. Kirkwood
No. The Commission is not responsible for the pay and conditions of service of Members' staff. Therefore, the question of formal recognition of a union by the Commission does not arise.