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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 1st November 2011.

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Photo of Jake Berry Jake Berry Conservative, Rossendale and Darwen 2:30 pm, 1st November 2011

Labour-controlled Blackburn with Darwen council has abandoned pensioners and schoolchildren in my constituency because of a £10,000 bus cut, but it can still find £94,500 to fund trade union officials. Does my right hon. Friend think it is right that the taxpayer picks up the tab for trade union officials?