HC Deb 20 January 1986 vol 90 c85W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his policy towards the use of the business expansion scheme for the provision of bed and breakfast accommodation for homeless families; and whether the use of the scheme for this purpose is limited to people designated as homeless under the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act.

Mr. Moore

[pursuant to his reply, 16 January 1986, c. 651]: The business expansion scheme is designed to encourage investment in unquoted United Kingdom trading companies. Whether or not a company which provides bed and breakfast accommodation for homeless families will satisfy the conditions of the scheme will depend on the particular circumstances.