To ask the President of the Board of Trade what projects have been funded since January 1990 under the arrangements, consequent to the winding up of the Co-operative Development Agency, for providing £200,000 a year for three years for innovative co-operative projects; if he will list the dates on which the funding commenced and the amount provided; and how many applications were rejected.
[holding answer 19 July 1993]: The Government have contributed or committed in excess of £475,000 since January 1991 to fund 16 development projects to help improve the business performance and
|United Kingdom Co-operative Council (UKCC)||Pump-priming United Kingdom Co-operative Council||1 April 1991||90,000|
|Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM)||Kitemark-Workers Code of Practice||3 April 1992||30,000|
|Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM)||Promotion of Co-ops to Corporate Purchasers||3 April 1992||40,000|
|David Hall Partnership||Co-op Research - Successful Co-operation||26 June 1992||26,157|
|United Kingdom Co-operative Council (UKCC)||Pump-priming United Kingdom Co-operative Council||1 April 1992||45,000|
|Industrial Common Ownership Finance (ICOF)||Financial Needs Analysis||17 June 1992||39,422|
|Scottish Wholefoods Collective Warehouse (SWCW)||Consultancy Network||7 July 1992||23,325|
|Scottish Co-op Development Company (SCDC)||Phoenix Co-operative Initiative||13 May 1992||40,500|
|Plunkett Foundation||Training provision for Directors of Co-ops||26 March 1992||18,802|
|Plunkett Foundation||Ownership options for Public Services||26 March 1992||20,388|
|Open University||Community Care||17 June 1992||32,943|
|Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM)||Turnaround Courses||4 February 1993||4,700|
|Nottingham Co-operative Development Agency||Marketing Group Guides||15 March 1993||4,339|
|Industrial Common Ownership Movement||Dissemination of Promotion of Co-ops to Corporate Purchasers||September 1993||6,500|
|Plunkett Foundation||Dissemination of Ownership Options for Public Services||September 1993||7,745|
|Plunkett Foundation||Dissemination of Training provision for Directors of Co-ops||October 1993||7,500|
|Open University||Dissemination of Community Care Project||September 1993||4,700|
|Open University||Directory of Worker Co-ops in the United Kingdom||June 1993||9,988|
|Open University||Workshop on Co-op Development Activities||June 1993||3,067|
|Scottish Co-operative Development Company (SCDC)||Dissemination of Phoenix Co-operative Initiative||September 1993||8,000|
|Baker Brown Associates||Pathways to Co-operation||June 1993||22,266|
|United Kingdom Co-operative Council (UKCQ/Industrial Common Ownership Movement (ICOM)||Co-ops for One Stop Shops||September 1993||30,000|
|Scottish Wholefoods Collective Warehouse (SWCW)||Printing and Dissemination of Consultancy Network Report||August 1993||4,200|
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what proposals he has to continue funding innovative co-operative projects; and what sums are available in the current financial year.
[holding answer 19 July 1993]: My Department is currently supporting a number of development projects relating to co-operative businesses and has already committed over £100,000 to these in the current financial year. We do not plan to make any further funding available specifically to support co-operative projects but will be assisting in their relationships with business links.
competitiveness of co-operative businesses. Twenty-eight proposals have not been supported. The list of supported projects is shown in the table.
[holding answer 22 July 1993]: The appointments of British Coal Corporation members are subject to the provisions of the Coal Industry Nationalisation (National Coal Board) Regulations 1946.Regulation 3 in essence requires members
I have no present plans to revise those regulations.