HC Deb 26 October 1976 vol 918 c196W
Mr. Cartwright

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will make a statement about the present position of his discussions with the Co-operative Movement about the possible composition and functions of a Co-operative Development Agency.

Mr. Dell

As my discussions with the co-operative movement have confirmed, the proposal for a co-operative development agency goes much wider than my own departmental responsibilities. The whole matter is being considered but it is not possible to make a statement at this stage.