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Small Businesses

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people have been employed by small firms under the job creation programme; and what practical steps have been taken to contract and encourage small firms to employ extra people.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the information requested is not available, as records are not kept of the size of firms sponsoring projects under the job creation programme. Wide publicity is aimed at all employers regardless of size.