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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1458: tabled on 26 June 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that the UK Co-operative movement has grown in 2017 to now boasting a combined annual turnover of £36.1 billion owned by 13.1 million members and 234,577 employees; further notes that co-operatives in the UK span across a wide range of sectors from agriculture to arts and culture all guided by the international values and principles of co-operation which include democratic member control, member economic participation and concern for community; recognises that globally there are three million co-operatives worldwide with more than 1.2 billion members and that the top 300 co-operatives and mutuals report a combined turnover of $2.1 trillion US dollars; welcomes the important role that co-operatives play in democratising our economy; and considers that it is in all of our interests to see our co-operative movement continue to grow at an ever increasing rate.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.