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Industrial And Commercial Co-Operatives

Volume 208: debated on Wednesday 3 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what measures are in place to assist the development of industrial and commercial co-operatives; what plans he has to amend these; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 2 June 1992]: About £200,000 per annum is paid currently from the urban programme to five workers' co-operative development projects in deprived urban areas of Strathclyde and Fife regions. Under the new urban programme guidelines issued in February, applications for funding other such projects can still be made.