HC Deb 16 November 1987 vol 122 c410W
19. Mr. Knox

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he has taken since June to assist small businesses in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

Last month, I launched the Gateway network — a new initiative and a concept unique to Wales — which will help ensure that businessmen in Wales receive a uniformly high quality of service no matter which of the advisory agencies they turn to. I am delighted that all of the agencies providing support to small businesses — local authorities, enterprise agencies and others—have actively supported my initiative.