Trade Union Officials
Priti Patel (Witham, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many days were used by trade union representatives in her Department for facility time in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and what estimate she has made of the total cost to the public purse of the associated salary costs.
Damian Green (Minister of State (Immigration), Home Office; Ashford, Conservative)
The number of days used by trade union representatives for facility time within the Department is not recorded centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Therefore no estimate has been made of the total cost of days used by trade union representatives for facility time in 2010-11 or 2011-12.