HC Deb 13 February 1986 vol 91 cc544-5W
52. Mr. Simon Hughes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the funds raised by the business expansion scheme has gone to manufacturing companies.

Mr. Moore

In 1983–84 about one third of the amount of qualifying investment went to manufacturing companies. Information about 1984–85 investments is still incomplete.

Mr. Rowe

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has information on the average rate and total cost of the fees and professional and related charges levied by institutions or other financial intermediaries against funds raised under the provisions of the business expansion scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moore

This information is not collected.