asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what information he has as to whether the Treasury's definition of the term venture capital is comparable with definition adopted by other European Economic Community countries;(2) what is the Treasury's definition of the term venture capital; and whether this includes
(a) capital made available to any persons by banks or licensed deposit takers, (b) loan capital, preference share capital or ordinary equity share capital and (c) capital available to persons carrying on trades which are excluded from the scope of the business expansion scheme;
(3) what information he has about any published or unpublished records of the provision and sources of venture capital in the United Kingdom since 1979.
I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.