HC Deb 14 December 1993 vol 234 c540W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are presently in employment due to the business start-up scheme; and of these how many places have been taken up since 16 March.

Miss Widdecombe

On 15 August 1993, there were 34,900 participants on the business start-up scheme in Great Britian. Over the period 28 March 1993 to 15 August 1993, 15,600 people started on the scheme.