HC Deb 15 May 2000 vol 350 c21W
Mr. Coaker

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what support is available to businesses in deprived neighbourhoods outside the inner city. [120125]

Ms Hewitt

The full range of business support from the Small Business Service is available throughout the country. In the Assisted Areas, grants are available for eligible investment: in Tiers 1 and 2 Regional Selective Assistance, and in Tier 3 Enterprise Grants. There is a wider range of regeneration initiatives in the most deprived neighbourhoods, and the Government are currently consulting on a new National Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal.