§ Sir G. HURST
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many of the 3,947,192 members of trade unions belong to trade unions which exact political levies?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
Of the 3,947,192 members of registered trade unions in Great Britain at 31st December, 1927, 2,980,028 belonged to trade unions which had power to collect contributions from members for expenditure on political objects. Of these unions, however, 8 with 17,922 members have not established a Political Fund and 8 with 47,173 members collected no contributions for political objects during the year although policial funds had been established at earlier dates.