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.