HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 c405W
Mr. Sever

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what measures he is taking to increase incentives, remove obstacles to starting up and encourage growth, and specifically assist small businesses in Birmingham.

Mr. David Mitchell

The measures I referred to in my reply to the hon. Member of 3 July—[Vol. 987, c. 687]—are national in scope and will benefit Birmingham equally with the rest of the United Kingdom. I have no specific plans to assist small businesses exceptionally in Birmingham.