HC Deb 09 April 1984 vol 58 c21W
Mr. Douglas

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on the discussions his Department has had on the future of the Co-operative Development Agency with (a) the Manpower Services Commission and (b) the local authority associations.

Mr. Trippier

This Department consulted other Government Departments including the Department of Employment and Manpower Services Commission and many outside organisations on the future of the Co-operative Development Agency. The Manpower Services Commission was broadly content that the agency should be continued as proposed in the Co-operative Development Agency and Industrial Development Bill. Local authority associations were not consulted.