§ Mr. Paul Dean
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will now have consultations with representatives of the small independent businesses on 30th January 1976 about the contribu- in view of the Resolution of the House tion they can make to the maintenance of employment.
§ Mr. Gregor Mackenzie
I have been asked to reply.
Matters affecting small firms are the subject of frequent consultation with my colleagues in other Departments and between my Department and outside bodies that represent the interests of small firms; and will continue to take place whenever the need for them arises.