§ 39. Mr. Banks
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many trade unions have applied under the Employment Act 1980 for reimbursement of money spent in internal elections.
§ Mr. Waddington:
I am informed by the certification officer that from 1 October 1980 up to 15 October of this year 15 trade unions have applied to him for payments towards stationery and postage costs incurred in holding union elections by means of secret postal ballots.