§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the organisations which have received or are to receive pump-priming cash or other grant aid from his Department in order to help develop co-operatives.
The Department has agreed to provide pump priming support for the United Kingdom Co-operative Council. A number of other proposals are under consideration at present for development funding.
Co-operative ventures and other organisations in-volved with the co-operative sector can also receive assistance indirectly from the Department through the training and enterprise councils or local enterprise companies, bodies such as the Prince's Youth Business Trust and a range of Government initiatives available for small businesses.