§ 24. Mr. Jessel
asked the Paymaster General how many small firms have borrowed through the loan guarantee scheme in the most recent period for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Trippier
In the year April 1985 to March 1986, 522 guarantees were issued to small businesses under the loan guarantee scheme. Since the scheme's renewal, that is between 1 May and end of June this year, 251 guarantees have been issued.