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Member's debate: Co-operative model

SNP MSP Willie Coffey lead a member's debate celebrating the co-operative model on 10 March 2011.

Mr Coffey called on the parliament to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Fenwick Weavers Society in the Kilmarnock and Loudoun village of Fenwick as a significant milestone in the development of co-operative enterprises in Scotland and throughout the world.

He said in his motion he applauded the fact that the worldwide co-operative movement, of which the early roots were in Fenwick, now brought together over one billion members, providing in excess of 100 million jobs.

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