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Manufacturing Advisory Service

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what analysis has been conducted of the effect of the Manufacturing Advisory Service on small and medium-sized companies. [130832]

We receive regular reports of the impact of the Manufacturing Advisory Service on the companies it helps, most of whom are SMEs. These the Inland Revenue on the taxation position of small businesses run by married couples. [130830]

The DTI has regular contact with the Inland Revenue on the taxation of small businesses generally including those run by married couples.