HC Deb 29 January 1948 vol 446 cc201-2W
2. Mr. Skinnard

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies which of the territories under his control have so far not established co-operative departments; and whether he is satisfied that the law relating to co-operative societies is now satisfactory in all Colonies.

Mr. Creech Jones

There are at present no separate co-operative departments in 16 of the smaller territories (the names of which are given at the end of this answer) but many of these make provision for co-operative societies. While there is not yet a law relating to co-operative societies in all Colonies, model legislation is now being considered by all Colonial Governments and this will, I hope, lead to the early enactment of legislation suited to local conditions.

The names are as follows:

  • Aden
  • Barbados.
  • Bermuda.
  • British Somaliland.
  • The Falkland Islands.
  • The Gambia.
  • Gibraltar.
  • Jamaica.
  • The Leeward Islands.
  • North Borneo.
  • St. Helena.
  • Sarawak.
  • Seychelles.
  • The Solomon Islands.
  • The Windward Islands.
  • Zanzibar.