§ Mr. Richard Page
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many organisations involved with the support, creation or development of small businesses within England are financially aided by his Department; and if he will list them.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
It is the responsibility of the Departments of Industry and Environment, rather than Employment, to provide financial support of this kind. General assistance for the work of organisations involved with the support, creation and development of small businesses is given by my Department and the Manpower Services Commission, for example through training programmes, which are in some cases specifically designed to help new enterprises.