asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many companies have received support under the market entry guarantee scheme in each year since 1979.
The figures are as follows:
|Usage of the market entry guarantee scheme: 1979–84 Number of companies in receipt of financial support|
(i) A further 14 companies which have entered into agreements for support have not yet claimed assistance.
(ii) The figures given are for the number of companies receiving support in their first year of entry to the scheme only.