§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether one of the measures of assistance to small firms currently being considered is a Government-backed loan guarantee facility; and if he will consider making this facility available to small concerns registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts, and the Industrial Common Ownership Act 1976.
§ Mr. Lever:
The possibility of setting up a loan guarantee scheme on a commercial basis is being considered in the light of the report of the Roll committee and I will certainly bear my hon. Friend's point in mind.