– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 7th February 2011.

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Photo of Bill Butler Bill Butler Labour

Question S3W-39059

To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to the first supplementary to question S3O-11582 by John Swinney on 7 October 2010 ( Official Report , c. 29467), what progress has been made regarding its participation in the UN International Year of Cooperatives 2012.

Photo of Jim Mather Jim Mather Scottish National Party

As stated in my previous answer, the Scottish Government would look to Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS) to structure any participation in the UN International Year of Co-operatives 2012. I am advised that CDS aim to start the planning process in spring 2011, in conjunction with Co-operatives UK, and that Sarah Deas, Chief Executive of CDS, would welcome any input that the member or others may wish to make to that process.

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