§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what plans he has for the provision of further assistance to small businesses.
§ Mr. MacGregor
The most important immediate task is to promote a wider understanding of the many incentives we have introduced for small firms so that more people will take advantage of them, particularly as the recession clears. This is the objective of the business opportunities programme which my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer launched on 5 May.