HC Deb 03 March 1975 vol 887 cc291-2W
19. Mr. Rost

asked the Secretary of State for Industry which of his Ministers is delegated by him with special responsibility for workers' co-operatives.

Mr. Heffer

My right hon. Friend retains overall responsibility for policy in respect of workers' co-operatives. I have special overall responsibility for projects in the assisted areas, and my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Meacher), Under-Secretary of State, has special responsibility for matters relating to the proposal to establish a Co-operative Development Agency.

fully in their activities under their normal democratic procedures.

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