HC Deb 09 July 1991 vol 194 c299W
Mr. French

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has completed his investigation of the treatment of small businesses by the banks; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maples

My officials and officials at the Bank of England are looking at banks' interest rates and charges to small businesses, and how lending policies are being applied. Once the facts have been fully established and considered, a statement will be made in due course.

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