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1992 93 12

1993 94 8

1994 95 4 (to date)

Ballots on union political funds

1989 90 1

1994 95 1 (to date)

Ballots on union executive elections

1989 90 27

1990 91 22

1991 92 21

1992 93 9

1993 94 4

1994 95 2 (to date)

Unlawful use of union funds for party political purposes 1989 90 1

1990 91 1

1991 92 1

1992 93 1

1994 95 1 (to date)

Application of union funds or property

1991 92 8

1992 93 2

1993 94 3

1994 95 3 (to date)

Terms and conditions of employment

1989 90 24

1990 91 28

1991 92 27

1992 93 22

1993 94 23

1994 95 11 (to date)

Constitution or proceedings of a union conference or other body

1990 91 6

1991 92 15

1992 93 8

1993 94 8

1994 95 8 (to date)

Appointment to, or removal from, union office

1991 92 25

1992 93 14

1993 94 17

1994 95 6 (to date)

Union subscription payments

1992 93 2

1993 94 1

1994 95 2 (to date)

Grievance against employer

1992 93 1

1993 94 2

Inter-union membership agreements

1992 93 1

1994 95 3 (to date)

Others not included in above

1989 90 16

1990 91 35

1991 92 35

1992 93 34

1993 94 35

1994 95 24 (to date)

During 1993 and 1994, the Commissioner issued a mailshot to everyone attending the Institute of Personnel Managers Conference and Exhibition in 1992 and 1993 respectively. In 1993, she issued a mailshot to all members of the North West Law Society, and in 1994 to all Members of Parliament. All mailshots were to individuals.


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The Commissioner provided neither conclusions nor evidence in her discussion with Mr. Fujikawa, but outlined how her office considers applications for assistance, and supplied him with copies of her annual reports and guides.

All requests from overseas have been for information about the Commissioner's activities and role. In all cases, the individuals making such inquiries were supplied with a copy of the Commissioner's annual report(s), or guides. Inquiries were received from individuals from the following countries:

1989 90 Japan, Canada, Malaysia, Greece, USA, Romania

1991 92 Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Japan, Taiwan, USA 1992 93 Netherlands

1993 94 USA, Germany, Jamaica, Japan, Malaysia.

No applicant awarded assistance has been reimbursed by the Commissioner. Legal costs are paid direct to the applicant's solicitor on behalf of the applicant. Assistance has been provided only to individuals. The basis of applications assisted in particular years has been as follows:

Member's right to a ballot before official industrial action 1989 90 2

1991 92 1

1994 95 1 (to date)

Right of access to union accounting records

1989 90 1

1992 93 1

1993 94 2

Use of union funds to indemnify unlawful conduct

1994 95 1 (to date)

Unlawful use of union property by trustees

1988 89 1

1994 95 1 (to date)

Union failure to comply with statutory duties for election to certain offices

1989 90 3

1990 91 3

1991 92 2

1992 93 2

1993 94 1

1994 95 1 (to date)

Breach of union rules for appointment or election to office 1990 91:1

1991 92 2

1992 93 1

1993 94 3

1994 95 1 to date

Breach of union rules for disciplinary proceedings

1990 91 1

1992 93 1

1993 94 2

Breach of union rules on balloting of members

1992 93 1

Breach of union rules on application of funds or property 1994 95 2 (to date)

Breach of union rules on constitution or proceedings of a committee, conference or other body

1991 92 3

1993 94 2


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The number of applicants for the Commissioner's assistance who failed to progress their applications is as follows:

1989 90 4

1990 91 2

1991 92 7

1992 93 2

1993 94 1

1994 95 2 (to date).

The costs of assistance provided to particular applicants cannot be allocated to particular operational years. Relevant expenditure by nature of the complaint is as follows:

Member's right to a ballot before official industrial action--£17, 627

Right of access to union accounting records--£16,268

Use of union funds to indemnify unlawful conduct--£3,760 Unlawful use of union property by trustees--£103,566

Union failure to comply with statutory duties for election to certain offices--£148,475

Breach of union rules for appointment or election to office--£104, 569

Breach of union rules for disciplinary proceedings--£9,793 Breach of union rules on balloting of members--£1,022

Breach of union rules on application of funds or property--£12,441

Breach of union rules on constitution or proceedings of a committee, conference or other body--£39,030.

Formal applications for assistance, and inquiries, received have been as follows:


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