§ Miss Joan Hall
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many entries have been received for the £2,000 research grant award entitled Competition for Research on Small Firms, sponsored by his Department; and who will be responsible for judgment.
§ Mr. Anthony Grant
As announced on 12th July, the prize was won by Dr. D. H. Houseman, of Loughborough, Leicestershire, who is investigating how trade associations help small firms.
One hundred and thirty entries were received and judged by a panel under the chairmanship of Professor J. B. Heath, Professor of Economics, London Graduate School of Business Studies.