§ 15. Mr. Tim Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether he has any information about the growth of the small business sector in 1989.
§ 57. Mr. Hannam
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is his latest estimate of the number of jobs created annually by small firms.
§ Mr. Nicholls
The latest research commissioned by my Department estimates that between 1985 and 1987, firms employing between five and 19 people created 290,000 additional jobs, compared with just 20,000 in larger firms.