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Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Trade Unions

Question for Department for Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 13897, tabled on 28 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, how many civil servants in his Department are members of trades unions; how much working hours facility time is claimed by each such civil servant; and what the cost of that facility time is to his Department.

Answered on

9 November 2015

The Department does not actively collect information around trade union memberships.


The Cabinet Office publishes data relating to Civil Service facility time on a quarterly basis. The latest data is Quarter 4, 2014 at and is available athttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/trade-union-facility-time."