§ Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what representations he has received about the difficulties experienced by firms in obtaining information about Government assistance, financial and otherwise, available to firms; if he will improve the availability of this information; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. MacGregor
[pursuant to his reply, 23 July 1982, c. 334–35]: I have not received any major recent representations about the difficulties experienced by firms in obtaining information about Government assistance available to firms, but I am constantly aware of the continuing need to communicate with them better. The hon. Member will recall that it was for this reason that the Government carried out the business opportunities programme in the past year. I am therefore always looking at what more can be done to increase awareness of the Government's measures and make them more widely known. A large number of booklets are already available and further publications are planned.