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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Wednesday 28 October 2015

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 1

 

Consideration of Bill (Report Stage)


 

Trade Union Bill, As Amended


 

Note

 

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withdrawn amendments at the end.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

 

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Parliamentary Star    

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

 

“(2A)    

After section 85 of the 1992 Act insert—

 

“85A  

Payment of political funds directly to political parties

 

(1)    

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.

 

(2)    

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.

 

(3)    

Where a trade union member indicates that his or her contributions

 

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


 
 

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Trade Union Bill, continued

 
 

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

 

member.””

 

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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