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Notices of Amendments


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Wednesday 28 October 2015


New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star


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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 1


Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


Trade Union Bill, As Amended




This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any


withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in the


order in which they relate to the Bill.



Mr Douglas Carswell




Parliamentary Star    

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  6,  at end insert—



After section 85 of the 1992 Act insert—



Payment of political funds directly to political parties



The opt-in notice at section 84 of this Act must include a provision to


permit the member of a trade union to direct the trade union to transfer


the member’s political fund contributions directly to a UK political party


rather than the trade union’s political fund.



In this section a “UK political party” is a political party that is on the


register of political parties in Great Britain and Northern Ireland


maintained by the Electoral Commission.



Where a trade union member indicates that his or her contributions


should be transferred directly to a UK political party, the union must


Notices of Amendments: 28 October 2015                  



Trade Union Bill, continued


make the transfer within 31 days of receipt of the contributions from the




Member’s explanatory statement


This amendment would empower trade union members to direct their political fund contributions


be paid directly to a political party rather than into a union’s political fund.




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