asked the Secretary of State for Industry which of his Ministers is delegated by him with special responsibility for workers' co-operatives.
My right hon. Friend retains overall responsibility for policy in respect of workers' co-operatives. I have special overall responsibility for projects in the assisted areas, and my hon. Friend the Member for Oldham, West (Mr. Meacher), Under-Secretary of State, has special responsibility for matters relating to the proposal to establish a Co-operative Development Agency.
fully in their activities under their normal democratic procedures.