HL Deb 11 June 2002 vol 636 c28WA
Baroness Byford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the answer by Dawn Primarolo MP, Paymaster General on 22 April (HC Debs, col. 119), whether the inclusion of a company employing 350 people in the small business category is common to departments other than that of the Paymaster General; and what are the definitions of small business used by each department of state. [HL4613]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

There is no single definition of a small firm.

The Small Business Service website sets out some of the various definitions at http://www.sbs.gov.uk/statistics/smedefs.asp.