Union Modernisation Fund

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 19th December 2006.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will review the (a) value for money and (b) efficacy of the grants given to (i) Amicus, (ii) the Communications Workers Union, (iii) Prospect, (iv) the GMB, (v) the Wales TUC, (vi) Community, (vii) the Transport and General Workers Union, (viii) Connect and (ix) the National Union of Teachers under the Union Modernisation Fund in March 2006; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Alistair Darling Alistair Darling Secretary of State for Trade and Industry

An independent supervisory board assessed all applications against the Union Modernisation Fund criteria. The bids were assessed to ensure that they fell within the scope of the fund; to ensure that they had been realistically costed and offered value for money; and had suitable project management arrangements in place for effective delivery of the project.

Arrangements are in place to evaluate expenditure under the fund.

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