§ 16. Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the Government of Trinidad has not yet provided for the registration of co-operatives.
Provision already exists in Trinidad for the registration of agricultural co-operative societies and agricultural credit societies. I understand that the Government of Trinidad hopes to introduce shortly comprehensive legislation providing for the registration of all forms of co-operatives.
§ Mr. Rankin
Is my right hon. Friend making it clear that the Governor proposes to reform the existing law?
The Governor himself cannot alter the law, but it is in fact intended to introduce comprehensive legislation.
§ 17. Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why there are not yet any registered co-operatives in Barbados; and what is being done to promote the setting up of co-operatives, particularly consumers' co-operatives to supply farmers.
Legislation providing for the registration of co-operative societies has been enacted but has not yet been brought into force. My right hon. Friend is asking the Governor for a report on the position.