§ Mr. David Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what working experience of small businesses is possessed by Mr. H. Loebl and Mr. S. G. Hall, who will represent small businesses on the Economic and Social Committee of the EEC.
§ Mr. Judd
I have been asked to reply.
Mr. Loebl and Mr. Hall are businessmen with personal experience of running small firms. Mr. Loebl built up his own manufacturing business, which won the Queen's Award for Industry in 1967, and is now actively involved in the glass ceramic industry. He is also a director of Enterprise North which is an organisation seeking to draw on the experience of voluntary experts to assist in the formation and development of new businesses in the North of England. Mr. Hall, a trained accountant, is the managing director of a small chemical company and also owns a restaurant.