Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies (Environmentally Sustainable Investment) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:31 pm on 11th September 2020.

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Photo of Peter Gibson Peter Gibson Conservative, Darlington 12:31 pm, 11th September 2020

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for her intervention. She is a strong champion for all that is great about the north-east, and I welcome her contribution.

I recognise the phenomenal contribution of co-operatives to our diverse economy. However, I cannot support this Bill. My hon. Friend Sir Christopher Chope got to the nub of the issue—this is not a green Bill; it is a Bill to change the laws around co-ops to the detriment of their members.