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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2: tabled on 04 June 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates the East of England Co-operative Society for its success over the past trading year, with an increase in pre-tax profits and the first rise in turnover for six years; notes that the Society, which operates in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, is not part of the troubled national Co-operative Group; is delighted that members are sharing a dividend distribution of £3.5 million, with £185,602 donated to community projects; applauds the Society for its Sourced Locally initiative which brings local products into Co-op stores direct from the region's growers and producers, which has led to the creation of around 300 new jobs by these suppliers; recognises the major role which the East of England Co-operative Society plays in the economy of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, with a turnover of more than £340 million; welcomes the fact that the Society has no debt, is profitable, is growing and employs 5,000 people; and wishes the Society, led by an independent board of directors elected by the membership, further success in the years ahead.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.