HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1083W
15. Mr. Prisk

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the impact of her Department's policies on unincorporated businesses in Hertfordshire. [66382]

Nigel Griffiths

The Small Business Service provides, through the business Link network, advice, support and regulatory guidance to all types of small businesses.

Business Link Hertfordshire offer a broad range of provision to meet a very broad range of business needs. Last year the Business Link dealt with over 7,000 different businesses.

The SBS is working to: minimise the burdens imposed on small businesses by red tape: and make sure that the interests of small firms are properly considered, by encouraging every part of Government to 'Think Small First' when introducing new regulations.