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Business: Credit

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the level of access to credit for small businesses; and if he will make a statement. (305196)

The Department receives regular representations from banks, businesses, representative bodies and members of the public on financial issues relating to small businesses, including access to credit.

The Department remains committed to ensuring viable businesses secure financial support as is required, and continues to work closely with the banks and business representative bodies through the Small Business Finance Forum. The Forum fosters stronger working relationships and effective communication between all parties, and is informed by the monthly SME bank lending data submitted to BIS by the four main SME lenders.