HC Deb 20 June 1996 vol 279 c573W
Mrs. Roche

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will list the actions taken as a result of the meetings of the group of Ministers across Departments responsible for small and medium enterprises. [33193]

Mr. Page

The aim of the group is to provide a forum for co-ordinated and cohesive policy across Whitehall Departments and to address the areas vital to the competitiveness of small businesses.

The small firms Ministers have been closely involved in the "Your Business Matters" consultation and in co-ordinating a response to the issues which most recently were raised.

A list of measures to assist small businesses is contained in "Your Business Matters—Government Response", a copy of which is in the Library of the House.