HC Deb 22 July 1986 vol 102 c172W
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.