§ 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.