HC Deb 25 January 1993 vol 217 cc577-8W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make it his policy to establish local development agencies to operate in the 10 areas which head the deprivation tables published by his Department with the duty of granting loans to assist unemployed people to establish their own businesses.

Sir Wyn Roberts

I have approved local enterprise agencies in all but one of the areas concerned and I am

currently considering an application for the remaining area. These agencies provide a wide range of services to people considering establishing their own business, including advice on the Government's loan guarantee scheme.