HC Deb 10 February 1988 vol 127 c254W
39. Mr. Bowis

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will take steps to encourage retired people with business or professional experience to use their experience for the benefit of new businesses.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I am actively seeking semi or newly retired people to serve as enterprise counsellors to conduct business reviews for small and medium-sized firms under the consultancy elements of the new enterprise initiative. A national recruitment campaign has already attracted many applicants, and I expect that 200 additional enterprise counsellors will be appointed as a result.