§ Mr. Greg Knight
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will introduce legislation to permit a legal strike without a ballot amongst the strikers; and if he will make a statement.248W
regard to further business development (a) when approached directly, (b) in general promotional literature and (c) at exhibitions attended by his Department.
§ Mr. Cope
The Department's small firms service provides advice on financial management and control, and the presentation of a case to potential lenders or investors. It also gives information on sources and methods of raising finance, including the loan guarantee scheme (LGS), which enables banks to lend to small firms without security or a track record.
Publications by the small firms service and the Department include free leaflets giving advice on trade credit, accounting, prompt payment and the LGS.