HC Deb 06 February 1984 vol 53 c424W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will estimate the numbers of new jobs which have been created and existing jobs which have been protected as the result of loans made under the loan guarantee scheme.

Mr. Trippier

Although it is not possible to produce reliable estimates of the number of jobs created or preserved by the scheme, there can be little doubt that it has considerable potential for increasing employment.