§ Mrs. Roche
To ask the President of the Board of Trade, pursuant to his answer of 5 February,Official Report, column 17, how many press officers worked, and how much of the budget was spent, on small business issues for each year listed. 
Mr. John M. Taylor
As fostering the creation and development of small and medium-sized businesses is one of the objectives of the DTI, it follows that a proportion of most departmental press officers' time is spent on small business issues.
It is not possible to disaggregate the centrally managed budgets to show spend on small business issues separately.