HC Deb 01 August 1912 vol 41 c2282W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture the number of co-operative societies existing in England, among dairy farmers, market gardeners, and small fruit growers, respectively?


Four hundred and seventy-one co-operative societies are affiliated to the Agricultural Organisation Society, but in the great majority of instances their operations are not defined with sufficient exactitude to enable me to give separate figures in respect of the particular classes of agriculturists mentioned in the question. A considerable number of small unregistered societies such as cow clubs also exist, of which no statistics are obtainable.

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