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Business: Cumbria

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 16 October 2006, Official Report, column 945W, on business assistance in Cumbria, how many of the businesses assisted by Business Link in Cumbria received assistance (a) electronically, (b) by telephone, (c) in writing and (d) through face to face interviews. (127255)

The following number of businesses were assisted in Cumbria by Business Link:

Total businesses assisted

Electronically

By telephone

In writing

Face to face

2001-2002

5,933

450

5,933

304

780

2002-2003

5,552

720

5,552

333

722

2003-2004

4,961

750

3,546

253

1,140

2004-2005

5,058

4,325

2,400

307

1,043

2005-2006

8,453

8,453

4,378

411

971

On many occasions one business may have been assisted through more than one method of communication.