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    22 February, 2008

    Robert Owen's legacy

    Last night in the Assembly we launched the Robert Owen: Legacies that last exhibition at an event sponsored by my colleague Lorraine Barrett. We mark the 150th anniversary of Robert Owen's death in November this year. The exhibition exists both physically and virtually.

    I was pleased to speak as social enterprise Minister on how Owen's legacy is being carried on into government today, with our commitment to co-ops such as community housing mutuals, credit unions and social enterprises in general - a legacy that I call community socialism and which is reflected in our development of a social economy.

    There are a number of other events marking Owen's legacy this year, including a conference in New Lanark and another organised in connection with Llafur. It's only a few weeks ago we were launching the Llafur website - well done to Sian Williams of the South Wales Miners' Library, who has been at the heart of both projects.

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