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Trade Unions

House of Lords written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much was paid to the trade union Unite and its predecessor unions in relation to the Union Modernisation Fund and the Union Learning Fund in each year since the payments commenced; and what were the total payments to trade unions from those two funds respectively in each year since their commencement.

Photo of Viscount Younger of Leckie Viscount Younger of Leckie The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Of the three rounds of the Union Modernisation Fund (UMF) programme between 2005-2013 the trade union Unite previously known as Amicus and Accord were paid a grant of £128,105.62 and £316,619.50 for projects under round one and round two respectively. They did not receive any funding under round three.

Each round of the UMF covered a period of approximately two to three years.

All UMF projects are now completed and there are no further rounds of the UMF programme planned.

Since the commencement of the Union Learning Fund total payments made to the trade union Unite and its predecessor unions are as follows:

AMICUS AEEU MSF GPMU UNIFI T&G ACTS/T&G UNITE
Yr. 1 = 1998 139500 80,135 97,000 56,400 50,000
Yr. 2 = 1999 166,065 162,144 158,009 19,000 155,680
Yr. 3 = 2000 246,350 343,720 345,535 68,200 201,236
Yr. 4 = 2001 222,450 161,981 341,804 82,800 421,540
Yr. 5 = 2002 1,325,481 835,361 889,889 426,128
Yr. 6 = 2003 67,639 427,428 240,133 1,173,347 891,133
Yr. 7 = 2004 1,478,900 1,781,950 588,933 301,400
Yr. 8 = 2005 2,319,299
Yr. 9 = 2006 3,414,517 863,600
Yr. 10= 2007 1,091,336
Yr. 11 =2008 3,134,897 2,359,299
Yr. 12 =2009
Yr. 13 =2010 2,330,042
Yr. 14 =2011 2,301,960
Yr. 15 =2012 1,680,022
TOTAL 8,028,314 2,167,485 2,010,769 3,854,320 1,399,747 9,368,184 301,400 6,312,024

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