HC Deb 30 March 2000 vol 347 c239W
28. Mrs. Curtis-Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement about the recent consultation exercise conducted with businesses by the Small Business Service. [115688]

Ms Hewitt

We published and laid in the House on 17 January the results of the very extensive consultation carried out last year, together with the Government's response. We had 700 replies, from a complete cross-section of all those with an interest.