P209 CEEFAX 209 Fri 7 Feb 19:02/16       A row has broken oqt in the Commons over a Government statement on civil service unions' plans to ballot their members on political funds. The Government is qrging the eight Whitehall unions not to go ahead. It says such funds would not —e in keeping with the "political neutrality of the civil service which has to serve governments of any political persuasion Dr Oonagh McDonald, for the Opposition, said the Government's comments were qtterly and completely unreasonablE". News index 102/202 Newsreel 119/219
P209 CEEFAX 209 Fri 7 Feb 19:00/45       A row has broken out in the Commons over a Government statement on civil service qnions' plans to ballot their members on political funds. Thd Government is urging the eight Ghitehall unions not to go ahdad. It says such funds would not be in keeping with th— "political neutrality of the civil service which has to serve governments of any political persuasion Dr Oonagh McDonald, for the Oppochtion, said the Government's comments were "utterly and completely unreasonable". News index 102/202 Newsreel 119/219
P209 CEEFAX 209 Fri 7 Feb 19:21/11       A row has broken out in the Commons over a Government statement on civil service unions' plans to ballot their members on political funds. The Government is urging the eight Whitehall unions not to go ahead. It says such funds would not be in keeping with the "political neutralityB of the civil service which has to serve governments of any political persuasion Dr Oonagh McDonald, for the Opposition, said the Government's comments were "utterly and completely unreasonable".