HC Deb 07 December 1981 vol 14 c293W
20. Mr. Wheeler

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what assistance is available to single-plant small firms in city areas.

Mr. MacGregor

Help is available through the Department of Industry's small firms service and from the many measures taken by this Government aimed at assisting small businesses. Grants and selective financial assistance are also available under the Industry Act to qualifying firms in cities and in the assisted areas. In addition local authorities for selected inner city areas are given loans and grants under the Inner Urban Areas Act to help businesses to remain and expand in their areas.