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Trade Unions

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 26th July 2010.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department has paid to trade unions in each year since 1997; and what estimate he has made of the monetary value of facilities provided by his Department for use by trade unions in each year since 1997.

Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Office (NIO), as it is now configured post the devolution of policing and justice powers on 12 April, has staff representatives and not full-time dedicated trade union representatives. They are not paid for this role. Dedicated facilities are not provided.

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