HC Deb 22 January 1985 vol 71 c367W
Mr. Foulkes

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will publish or place in the Library a list showing all schemes and measures currently available to help small businesses, indicating which have been introduced since June 1979 and how each is specifically accessible to worker, neighbourhood and community cooperatives; and how many of each type of co-operative is benefitting from each scheme or measure.

Mr. Trippier

Information on the Government's main schemes is given in the following Department of Trade and Industry publications: "How to make Your Business Grow"; "Help for growing businesses" and "Small firms mean business", copies of which are in the Library. No distinction is normally made in schemes of assistance between co-operatives and other small businesses; they would qualify as long as they satisfied the relevant criteria. For the same reason no separate records are kept of the benefit which co-operatives receive from specific schemes.

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