§ 33. Mr. Bellingham
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to inform professional advisers about the help available to small firms through Government schemes.178W
§ Mr. Trippier
My Department is sponsoring two series of seminars on financing small businesses and government grants and advisory services specifically for professional advisers. Each of these is being presented at over 60 venues in England and Wales, and more than 11,000 applications to attend have been received. A new book, "Help for Growing Businesses", has also been published to coincide with these seminars, and copies are being widely distributed among advisers.