HC Deb 17 June 1993 vol 226 c715W
Dr. Moonie

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what steps he is taking to improve the ease of access to innovation support programmes by small and medium-sized enterprises.

Mr. McLoughlin

[holding answer 16 June 1993]: I refer the hon. Member to paragraph 2.18 of the recent White Paper "Realising Our Potential—Strategy for Science, Engineering and Technology" and to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade to my hon. Friend the Member for Elmet (Mr. Batiste) on 26 May, Official Report, columns 583–86.One-stop shops will play a key role in providing access for smaller and medium-sized businesses to innovation support both from my Department and from other organisations.