HC Deb 28 June 1989 vol 155 c472W
Mr. Hannam

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many applications for the business on own account scheme were received for each of the last five years for which figures are available; how many were approved; and what were the total grants made in each year.

Mr. Lee

The information requested about the business on own account scheme is given in the table:

Number of applications Number of approvals Expenditure on grants £
1984–85 15 7 26,272
1985–86 14 5 42,506
1986–87 12 1 4,211
1987–88 9 6 22,012
1988–89 16 8 30,454

The future development of my Department's special schemes for people with disabilities, including the business on own account scheme is being considered as part of our internal review of services for people with disabilities.