§ Mr. McAllion
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what is the number of enterprise initiative consultancies sponsored by his Department in the United Kingdom as a whole; and how many companies in the Tayside region will be eligible for such consultancy work.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
From the launch of the enterprise initiative on 13 January to 22 April, we approved 1,649 applications for assisted consultancy following an initial business review by an enterprise counsellor.
All private sector manufacturing and service firms, in the Tayside region as elsewhere, with under 500 employees (or which are members of groups with under 500 employees) are eligible for such consultancy projects.