§ Mr. Richard Page
asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will make available the results of the survey conducted by his Department of a sample of applicants who have secured finance under the loan guarantee scheme.
§ Mr. MacGregor
As part of my preliminary review of the loan guarantee scheme, Department of Industry economists carried out a sample telephone survey of 100 borrowers under the scheme. It is clearly too early to make judgments on some important areas, but the survey has262W provided some useful early information on the operation and impact of the scheme. A report is being prepared setting out the results of the survey and a summary is available now in the Library, and on request from the Department of Industry, Room 266, Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6RB (Tel.: 01 212 3431). A copy of the full report will be placed in the Library as soon as it has been completed.