HC Deb 07 July 1992 vol 211 cc173-4W
26. Mr. Batiste

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what steps she is taking to raise awareness among small businesses of the services offered to them by training and enterprise councils.

Mr. McLoughlin

Training and enterprise councils (TECs) offer businesses, including small businesses, a variety of support services to help business development. In doing so, TECs work with other local organisations such as chambers of commerce and local enterprise agencies. TECs are therefore best placed to raise awareness and market these services at local level.