HC Deb 14 December 1983 vol 50 c479W
40. Mr. Sackville

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he is satisfied that the loan guarantee scheme is working effectively.

Mr. Trippier

I am encouraged that at the end of November 1983, 12,984 guarantees had been issued in respect of £428.1 million of bank lending. I am at present conducting a fundamental review of the impact and operation of the scheme and I cannot pre-judge the outcome.