HC Deb 17 February 1983 vol 37 c204W
Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will list those measures taken by his Department to help small businesses since May 1979.

Mr. MacGregor

The Government have introduced nearly 100 measures in order to improve the climate for enterprise from which small businesses can benefit. There are measures to provide incentives, stimulate investment, help with finance and the provision of premises, reduce burdens, encourage exports and provide advice and information. The list of measures runs to nine pages of foolscap and I have therefore made copies of the current list available in the Library. Copies can also be obtained from my Department's small firms service and I have forwarded a copy to my hon. Friend.