HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 c283W
38. Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Employment when he next expects to meet trade union representatives to discuss action to encourage the development of co-operative enterprises.

Mr. Cope

We have had no requests from trade union representatives to meet to discuss co-operatives. Although I would be very ready to consider any requests for such meetings, I would recommend that discussions are first held with the national Co-operative Development Agency.