HC Deb 06 March 1972 vol 832 c1023
31. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many educational courses or seminars for persons involved in the development of co-operative systems of economic and social organisation have been arranged by his Administration this year; if he will give details; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Wood

Eight courses and seminars supported by my Department have so far been arranged in 1972. I will, with permission, publish the list in the OFFICIAL REPORT. These courses are part of our aid for co-operatives, which includes various forms of help through the educational institutions of developing countries.

Institution Description Number of Places Duration, etc.
International Co-operative Training Centre, Loughborough. *Sessional course leading to the Diploma in Co-operative Development of Loughborough University of Technology. 12 1 academic year
*Sessional course leading to the Certificate in Co-operation for Overseas Officers. 20 1 academic year
†Specialised courses (2) on Financial Management in Co-operative Enterprises. 24 12 weeks January/March Repeated September/ December
†Specialised course on Co-operative Marketing. 12 12 weeks April/July
Seminar on the Management of Cooperative Supermarkets and Self-Service Stores. 15 10 weeks July/September
The Plunkett Foundation for Co-operative Studies. ‡Seminar for local Society officials 30 3 weeks February in Lesotho
‡Co-operative Management Training Course. 24 7 weeks July/August in Nigeria.
* Regular annual courses.
† Specialised short courses on a variety of topics are held annually.
‡ Held annually in selected regions.
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