HC Deb 30 January 2001 vol 362 c114W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many credit unions there are in Wales; and if he will make a statement. [147260]

Mr. Paul Murphy

There are 47 credit unions in Wales, serving a membership of 12,000. The National Assembly has made a commitment to developing a more effective credit union movement. Their aim, in partnership with the Wales Co-operative Centre and the Association of British Credit Unions Ltd., is to treble credit union membership within the next three years.