§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will state the membership of the London Firefighters Federation on the date on which it was transferred to the full Register of Trade Unions and Employers Associations.
§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
I understand from the Registrar of Trade Unions and Employers' Associations that details of the membership of registered orgaisations will not be available until the first returns to be made under Section 88 of the 345W Industrial Relations Act are received in the first half of next year.
According to press reports, however, the federation, which was transferred to the full register in February, 1972, claimed last autum to have between 1,300 and 1,400 members.