HC Deb 25 January 1982 vol 16 cc228-9W
7. Mr. Colvin

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what are his Department's plans for the greater co-ordination of services for smaller businesses.

Mr. MacGregor

We plan to achieve greater co-operation in providing services for small firms by encouraging the local private and public sector organisations to work more closely together. I have chaired two meetings in different regions of England to date on this subject. We are also undertaking an experimental scheme in three areas for joint management of the advisory services of the small firms service and COSIRA.

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