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Small Business: Credit

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on access to credit for small businesses. (255830)

BERR Ministers and officials regularly have discussions with Her Majesty’s Treasury on a range of issues including access to credit for small businesses.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how often the panel established to monitor lending to small businesses has met since it was convened. (256165)

[holding answer 11 February 2009]: Officials from BERR, HMT and the Bank of England meet to monitor lending to small businesses on a monthly basis, and started in November 2008.