§ Mrs. Gillan
To ask the President of the Board of Trade which Government-funded services responsible for supporting small firms do not have representation from small firms; and if she will take steps to ensure that such businesses are represented. 
§ Mrs. Roche
[holding answer 10 July 1997]: We are very keen that all Government-funded services and bodies responsible for supporting small businesses have adequate representation from the small business sector. My Department is looking at the current position and at how adequate representation can be achieved.