§ 16. Mr. Bellingham
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has further to boost the small firms sector.
§ Mr. Atkins
LEDU, the small business agency, is currenty implementing its strategy for the period up to 1994 and has introduced recently a number of new programmes which are aimed at improving competitiveness and growth in the small firms sector. In December it will launch a further major initiative in the business growth and development programme.