HC Deb 19 June 1986 vol 99 cc601-2W
Sir Dudley Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Greek Government on the current

1980 there were 305 worker co-operatives employing 5,342 people compared to around 1,400 co-operatives employing about 12,000 people currently.

Mr. Allan Roberts

asked the Paymaster General what information he has as to the average annual rate of growth of employment in firms registered under the Industrial Common Ownership Act 1976 during the period November 1976 to 31 March 1986.

Mr. Trippier

The certification of co-operative and common ownership enterprises under the Industrial Common Ownership Act 1976 ceased on 2 November 1981 when the financial provisions of the Act expired. Certification was for the purpose of identifying potential recipients of loans under the Act. No information is available on the growth of employment in those enterprises certified under the Act between 1976 and 1981.

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