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Small Businesses

Volume 489: debated on Thursday 19 March 2009

7. To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations he has received on the provision of information to small businesses on his Department’s initiatives to assist those businesses. (264476)

Business Link is the primary information channel on my Department’s support measures for small businesses including Real Help. It provides both an online and face-to-face service. Over 940,000 businesses or individuals in England were assisted in 2008. We have regular meetings with business organisations on these and other matters.