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- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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Further to that point of order, Mr Davies. Should Members on the Government side also declare whether they are members of trade unions? Speech Link
- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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I think the hon. Gentleman has slightly misnamed that organisation. Given that it will not reveal the sources of its income and that there are … Speech Link
- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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I apologise for taking the Minister back to the previous issue, but I have quickly scanned the explanatory notes. How will the levy be distributed … Speech Link
- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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I want to differ slightly from my hon. Friend the Member for Bradford East, who said that he did not envy the Minister his job. … Speech Link
- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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I declare an interest as a 50-year member of Unite and its previous unions. How will unions protect against vexatious complaints from individuals who have … Speech Link
- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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My hon. Friend makes a very good point.

In addition, even those who are not union members benefit from union activity. If they work in …
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- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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Thank you, Mr Davies. I am arguing that these measures are not only wrong but, even from the Government’s own point of view, ill-advised, particularly … Speech Link
- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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You are right to bring me up to date, Mr Davies, because today, from the Government’s point of view, these sorts of regulations, which will … Speech Link
- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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That is a pretty poor argument because that would be in breach of very long-standing trade union legislation whereby members make a donation through the … Speech Link
- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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It might be helpful if we heard whether the hon. Member for Stoke-on-Trent North or other members of the union actually made a formal complaint … Speech Link
- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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Of course, it is symbolic for the Tory party, but it is also part of a pattern. The union learning fund, which was mentioned previously; … Speech Link
- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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I have no objection to the regulation of trade union activities. I think it perfectly proper—many other countries do it—but what we are seeing is … Speech Link
- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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I think that applies to all sorts of activities. Of course, the hon. Gentleman is assuming that those 10 million retired people were not trade … Speech Link
- Tue 25 Jan 2022
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Thank you, Mr Davies. I certainly do not intend to run beyond the time limit in my contribution, and nor would you let me. We … Speech Link