§ Mr. Clapham
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what arrangements his Department has considered to ensure that local businesses are not handicapped by the lack of access to quality business advice if their local business link were to be excluded from the business links network because it had failed to meet the accreditation criteria set by his Department. 
§ Mr. Page
The Business Link Accreditation Board will make recommendations to me on individual business link accreditation. These recommendations will take full account of the impact on local businesses and their continuing access to high quality services, should the licence to use the business link brand be withdrawn.