§ Mr. David Mitchell
Ministers in this Department have already met the following organisations:
Further meetings are being arranged with other organisations representing the small firm sector.
- Association of Independent Businesses.
- Association of Self-Employed People.
- CBI Smaller Firms Council.
- Development Commission/CoSIRA.
- Forum of Independent Business.
- National Federation of Self Employed and Small Businesses.
- Union of Independent Companies.
In addition, there have been various meetings with chambers of commerce, financial institutions, trade associations and individual small firms. On policy towards small businesses, I refer the hon. Member to the reply my right hon. Friend gave to my hon. Friend the Member for St. Marylebone (Mr. Baker) on Monday 25 June 1979.