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Union Modernisation Fund

Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2009, Hansard, column 1319W, on the union modernisation fund, who the members of the Supervisory Board are; and what declaration of political activity each has made.

Photo of Pat McFadden Pat McFadden Minister of State (Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) (Employment Relations and Postal Affairs), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The members of the Supervisory Board are:

Sir Bill Connor (Chair)

Bruce Warman

Professor Willy Brown, CBE

Jeannie Drake, CBE

Danny Carrigan

Adrian Askew

In addition two new board members have joined this month they are:

Professor David Gordon

David Lebrecht

At the time of their appointment, the members of the Union Modernisation Fund Supervisory Board declared the following interests:

Bill Connor declared that he had spoken on behalf of a party or candidate and canvassed on behalf of a party or helped at election (for the Labour party);

Adrian Askew declared that he had held office such as Chair, Treasurer or Secretary of a local branch of a party and canvassed on behalf of a party or helped at election (for the Labour party);

William Brown declared no political activity;

Danny Carrigan declared that he had canvassed on behalf of a party or helped at election and a member of the national executive committee (for the Labour party);

Jeannie Drake declared that she had canvassed on behalf of a party or helped at election and a member of the Labour Party National Policy Forum (for the Labour party);

David Metcalfe declared that he had canvassed on behalf of a party or helped at election and undertaken any political activity which is considered relevant (for the Labour party). David Metcalfe has subsequently resigned;

Bruce Wariman declared no political activity;

Professor David Gordon declared "I am a member of the Cooperative Party which aims to foster the agenda and activities of the cooperative movement in the UK. The Cooperative party is affiliated to the Labour party and also supports the woodcraft folk which is a youth movement/club which my daughter attends;"

David Lebrecht declared no political activity.

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