§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what has been the cost to public funds of the business links freephone number since it began; and how many calls it has taken in that time. 
§ Mr. Page
The national business link freephone hotline was established in October 1994, utilising the existing 0800 500 200 number previously used for the enterprise initiative. The cost of calls and of the subsequent literature fulfilment to end October 1995, totalled £76,000 and 17,259 calls were handled during the period.