§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to reach a decision on the Segal Quince Wicksteed report on the availability of finance for small high technology firms; when that report was received by his Department; and if he will place that report in the Library.
§ Mr. Leigh
[holding answer 27 October 1992]: The report by Segal Quince Wicksteed recently commissioned by my Department's innovation unit was received on 21 August 1992. It deals with the need for improved explanatory literature about finance for technological innovation. It does not deal with the availability of such finance.958W
Arrangements have been made to place a copy in the Library of the House.