§ 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.
|COURSES AND SEMINARS FOR OVERSEAS CO-OPERATIVE STAFF, 1972 IN BRITAIN|
|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.|