§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what proposals the Government have for the introduction of a loan guarantee scheme for small firms.
§ Mr. Grylls
asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will introduce proposals, along the lines recommended by the Roll committee, to provide loan guarantees for small businesses.
§ Mr. Les Huckfield
Following the report from the National Economic Development Council's Committee on 521W Finance for Industry, the Government are examining urgently the possibility of a commercial loan guarantee scheme being established.