HC Deb 03 March 1987 vol 111 c557W
15. Mrs. Roe

asked the Paymaster General what steps he is taking to encourage female business people to become small firms counsellors.

Mr. Trippier

I am anxious to see a larger number of business women as small firms service counsellors. To that end, I have sought to raise awareness through contact with various women's organisations, with the press, and also through advertising in magazines read by professional women. As a result of this, I am pleased to say that the service is expecting 30 applicants to be interviewed in the near future.