HC Deb 19 July 1983 vol 46 cc92-3W
41. Mr. Kirkwood

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what assistance he proposes to give to encourage the development of community business venture schemes.

Mr. Alan Clark

The Government already have a number of initiatives to help small businesses. My Department operates the enterprise allowance scheme, which is designed to encourage unemployed people to set up in business. I do not propose any further assistance at this time.